the lower pair of vocal cords, the edges of which can be made to tense and relax by the passage of air from the lungs, thus producing vocal sound.
- Also called vocal folds .
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How to use true vocal cords in a sentence
The true vocal cords move during talking or singing, and relax or contract when sounding, respectively, a low or high note.
We may safely assume however that it is produced by the true vocal cords and the lightest register in the male voice.The Head Voice and Other Problems | D. A. Clippinger
Mr. Lunn feels sure that the true vocal cords are not involved in falsetto, that voice being produced by the false vocal cords.The Head Voice and Other Problems | D. A. Clippinger
The part of the tube which passes beyond the true vocal cords is bulged to prevent it being coughed out.Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. | Alexander Miles
These folds are called the true vocal cords, by the movements of which the voice is produced.A Practical Physiology | Albert F. Blaisdell