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vocal tract

noun
1.
the passages above the larynx through which air passes in the production of speech, including the buccal, oral, nasal, and pharyngeal cavities.
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  • The vocal tract of an accomplished singer is capable of as many adjustments as a sensitive face is of changes in expression.

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  • The vocal tone in its passage strikes against the walls of the vocal tract.

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  • It is obvious that the tongue also is a highly responsible member of the vocal tract.

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  • When they enter it their vocal tract adjusts itself to it and corresponds with the adjustment employed in it by soprano and tenor.

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  • Alto and bass sing these notes with precisely the same adjustment of the vocal tract.

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  • (an octave lower for male voice) calls for an extraordinary change in the adjustment of the vocal tract.

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  • Some writers class the walls of the pharynx with the solid parts of the vocal tract.

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  • But I do not limit the function of the vocal tract below and above the cords simply to voice quality.

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