glottal fry

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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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But in vocal performance the reciter may have recourse to, for example, breathy or creaky voice. Breathy voice is a phonation in which the vocal cords vibrate, as they do in normal (modal) voicing, but are adjusted so that a larger volume of air escapes, producing a sighing sound (Trask).
With a creaky voice, he regales them with stories, including ones about the many nights he spent with the previous lighthouse keeper, watching the first television in the area, and also about his time as the Ferryland constable.
According to Stevens, macro-prosodic glottal stops tend to involve creaky voice followed by a pause, whereas micro-prosodic glottal stops normally entail abduction of the vocal folds.
A creaky voice might suggest a person has a cold, is tired or smokes regularly.
(15) These have been called harsh voice, creaky voice, or rough voice, and many other clinicianspecific nicknames, as well as glottal fry or vocal fry.
When the newly stressed syllabic nucleus was constricted, the glottalization was lost in Lithuanian, but not in Latvian, where it was weakened and developed into creaky voice quality, resulting in a falling (=High-Low) tone (cf.
But, listening to Magnetic Fields now (and it's been years), I can at least hear what a teenage Condon must have heard: a creaky voice and a steady desire to continuously create.
"Still, in a creaky voice she admits, "I'd love to sing 'Waterfall' for you but I can't.
His creaky voice on a 1914 recording introduces matters although so bad is the recording that it is difficult to understand him.
"It's not all good news," she said in a creaky voice. "Just 40 years ago, seven million birds used to spend the winter here.