Definition of vocal cords in English:

vocal cords

Syllabification: vo·cal cords
(also vocal folds)

noun

Folds of membranous tissue that project inward from the sides of the larynx to form a slit across the glottis in the throat, and whose edges vibrate in the airstream to produce the voice.
More example sentences
  • When you speak, air rushes from your lungs and makes your vocal cords vibrate, producing the sound of your voice.
  • Cancer of the throat can involve malignant tumors on the vocal cords, voice box, or other areas of the throat.
  • Without normal vibration of the vocal folds in the larynx (voice box), the sound of speech is absent.
Synonyms

Definition of vocal cords in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ween
Pronunciation: wēn
verb
be of the opinion; think or suppose