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phonation

[foh-ney-shuh n] /foʊˈneɪ ʃən/
noun, Phonetics
1.
rapid, periodic opening and closing of the glottis through separation and apposition of the vocal cords that, accompanied by breath under lung pressure, constitutes a source of vocal sound.
2.
(not in technical use) voice; vocalization.
Compare voice (defs 15, 16).
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; phon- + -ation
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phonatory
[foh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈfoʊ nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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phonatory in Medicine

phonation pho·na·tion (fō-nā'shən)
n.
The utterance of sounds through the use of the vocal cords; vocalization.


pho'na·to'ry (fō'nə-tôr'ē) adj.
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