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vocal fry

[ voh-kuhl frahy ]
/ ˈvoʊ kəl ˈfraɪ /
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noun
a voice quality characterized by a low pitch and raspy sound and produced by a slow fluttering of the vocal cords: Both men and women speak with vocal fry.He wrote to the radio show to complain about the young woman’s vocal fry.
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Also called creaky voice, glottal fry .

Origin of vocal fry

First recorded in 1960–65; vocal + fry1
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