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false vocal cords

plural noun, Anatomy
the upper pair of vocal cords, not concerned with vocal production. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On account of their important function in this operation the false vocal cords are called the 'breath-bands.'

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
  • The false vocal cords are bands of ligament, and take no part in the production of sound.

  • Mr. Lunn feels sure that the true vocal cords are not involved in falsetto, that voice being produced by the false vocal cords.

  • Between the true and false vocal cords is a depression on each side, which is termed the ventricle of the larynx (Fig. 55, D).

    A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
  • Above them are other folds of mucous membrane called the false vocal cords, which take no part in the production of the voice.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • This inflation of the ventricles brings their upper margins, formed by the false vocal cords, into contact.

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
  • The upper ligaments are sometimes 18 called the false vocal cords, but are more properly termed ventricular bands.

    The Child-Voice in Singing Francis E. Howard

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