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voice box

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noun
  1. the larynx.
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Origin of voice box

First recorded in 1910–15
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Related Words

throatvoiceesophaguslarynxpharynx

Examples from the Web for voice box

Historical Examples

  • The air passing through the voice-box strikes against the vocal cords, the tension of which can be varied by the muscles.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition

    Vernon L. Kellogg

  • I will now pass on to the consideration of the voice-box, or larynx, containing the reed portion of the vocal instrument.

  • Outstanding differences are the normal fore legs, the development of a voice-box in the male, and an ovipositor in the female.

  • Two little white bands are stretched across the inside of the voice-box.

  • If we eat or drink too fast the voice-box will not have time to close its little door and prevent our being choked.


British Dictionary definitions for voice box

voice box

noun
  1. another word for the larynx Related adjective: laryngeal
  2. Also called: talkbox an electronic guitar attachment with a tube into the player's mouth to modulate the sound vocally
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voice box in Science

voice box

[vois]
  1. See larynx.
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