glottal fry

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glottal fry

the raspy or croaking ("froglike") quality of the voice in its lowest register. It results from loose closure of the glottis that allows air to bubble through, giving rise to a series of low-pitched pops and rattles.

glot·tal fry

(glot'ăl frī)
Vocal fold vibration in the lowest part of the pitch range, characterized by a creaky, pulsed type of phonation.
Synonym(s): gravel voice.
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