Showing diplomatic grace after the incident, she joked: “I broke my elbow, not my larynx.”
The bullet tore through my voice box and larynx before lodging itself in my trapezius.
So the most direct route from the brain to the larynx was now not south of that artery.
In volume, by lowering the larynx, elevating the soft-palate and hollowing the tongue.
Yet this wonderful appliance had neither tongue nor teeth, larynx nor pharynx.
In it he embodied the various discoveries which he had made relating to the larynx.
The organ by which the singing-voice is produced is the larynx.
In all probability the reader is sufficiently acquainted with the anatomy of the larynx and its connections.
The larynx, in the production of sound, may be compared to an organ-pipe.
The larynx seems to be particularly vulnerable and is subject to continuous attack.
1570s, from Middle French larynx (16c.), from Modern Latin, from Greek larynx (genitive laryngos) "the upper windpipe," probably from laimos "throat," influenced by pharynx "throat, windpipe."
larynx lar·ynx (lār'ĭngks)
n. pl. lar·ynx·es or la·ryn·ges (lə-rĭn'jēz)
The part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea, having walls of cartilage and muscle and containing the vocal cords enveloped in folds of mucous membrane.
Plural larynges (lə-rĭn'jēz) or larynxes
The upper part of the trachea in most vertebrate animals, containing the vocal cords. The walls of the larynx are made of cartilage. Sound is produced by air passing through the larynx on the way to the lungs, causing the walls of the larynx to vibrate. The pitch of the sound that is produced can be altered by the pull of muscles, which changes the tension of the vocal cords. Also called voice box.