Definition of larynx in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleriNGks/

noun (plural larynges /ləˈrinˌjēz/ or larynxes)

The hollow muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and holding the vocal cords in humans and other mammals; the voice box.
Example sentences
  • We did the lungs, the heart, the thymus gland, the larynx, and the mouth today.
  • Cancer of various organs, not only the lung, but also the larynx, bladder and oesophagus.
  • The larynx is the ‘voicebox’, the organ in the neck that plays a crucial role in speech and breathing.


Late 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek larunx.

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Syllabification: lar·ynx

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