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vocal cords

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
vocal cordsˈvocal cords, vocal chords noun [plural]  HBHthin pieces of muscle in your throat that produce sounds when you speak
Examples from the Corpus
vocal cordsWith an effort, she made them part, and then her vocal cords let her down by refusing to work.It explains the otherwise puzzling presence of the second, or false, pair of vocal cords.In addition to the ordinary vocal cords, the cat possesses a second pair of structures called vestibular folds, or false vocal cords.Not surprising in that it no longer possessed vocal cords.Yelling for help for a week must be enough to knacker anybody's vocal cords.No vibration is caused by the vocal cords because they are not being put into action.Those corn-rows are murder on the vocal cords.When sounds are unvoiced, the vocal cords are relaxed to allow the air a completely free passage.
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