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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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The third resonance area of the vocal tract is the so-called singer's formant cluster ([F.
The prosody features and formant amplitude and bandwidth were not significantly different between patients and controls at baseline, but the two spectral features were different between the groups: MFCC was significantly lower in the patient group than in the control group and the LPC was significantly higher in the patient group than in the control group.
3] that was observed, but rather an elevation, so that the third formant presented itself closer to the fourth formant.
One comes from the fundamental frequency and its harmonics, and the other from the formants of the vocal tract.
The structuralist element in Sacco's legal formants approach
The relationship among the vowels can be examined by comparing their formant values" (Olive Greenwood and Coleman 1993).
The formant positions and their bandwidths are prevailingly determined from the smoothed envelope of the voiced parts of the speech signal.
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.
Both modules have a set of pre-designed protocols, for example, the measurement of second formant transitions in the [i-u] vowel sequence or the analysis of the diadochokinetic rate (rate at which a predetermined sequence of syllables is performed).
Operation Formant is aimed at protecting staff and patients from people who are drunk, violent and abusive.
With 7x faster data processing speed of the existing model, PHISYX2 provides better sound quality with its optimized algorithm to synchronize sound phases, and has been newly equipped with Formant frequency control, which allows for voice pitch shift processing while the original formant can be kept.