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for·mant

(fōr'mănt),
Tones and their overtones including their intensities resulting from the production of vowel phonemes.

for·mant

(fōr'mănt)
Tones and their overtones resulting from the production of vowel phonemes.

formant

(for′mănt)
A peak in the resonance of a human voice or musical instrument, as seen on a spectrograph. It is the loudness of a spoken word or sound at a particular frequency emitted by the vocal folds or the instrument.
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competition, and compromises among the formants that produce them.
Results showed that male listeners preferred female voices with high pitch, breathy voice and wide formant spacing that correlated with a smaller body size, while females preferred to hear low-pitched male voices with low pitch and narrow formant spacing that suggested larger body size.
The specialised formant extraction algorithms used for the noisy data in the current context are likely to undergo several improvements in the future.
So if the goal of our aforementioned classically oriented voice teacher is to accelerate breath-flow and lower the closed quotient, lower the larynx and induce the "singer's formant," then indeed, belting is antithetical to his purposes.
We also measured the parameters (pitch, intensity, duration, and formants 1, 2, 3 and 4) of the collected sounds using Praat 0.
The ideas [27-28,92] just described led to the development of a formant extraction speech-processing strategy for electrical stimulation.
He said: "Operation Formant has been designed to tackle anti-social behaviour covering all aspects from violence to vehicle crime.
The formant frequency can be moved as required, so, for example, male voices can be converted into female ones, and vice versa.
For instance, Steinmayer describes the prefix peN-as a formant for (1) an agent, (2) the name of a thing that does something, and (3) an abstract noun.
His description of the deverbal nominal formant that he calls "the nominalizer -aku" (pp.
MAB254) CHRISTOPHER FORMANT - IXL ENTERPRISES INC (IIXL).