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vocal fry

[voh-kuh l frahy]
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noun
  1. a voice quality characterized by a low pitch and raspy sound and produced by a slow fluttering of the vocal cords: There's too much vocal fry in her speaking voice.
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Origin of vocal fry

First recorded in 1960–65; vocal + fry1
Also called creaky voice, glottal fry.
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