vocal tract


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vocal tract

the air passages above the glottis (including the pharynx, oral and nasal cavities, and the paranasal sinuses) that contribute to the quality of the voice.

vocal tract

n.
The airway used in the production of speech, especially the passage above the larynx, including the pharynx, mouth, and nasal cavities.

vo·cal tract

(vō'kăl trakt)
The air passages above the glottis (including the pharynx, oral and nasal cavities, and paranasal sinuses) that contribute to the quality of the voice.
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While the mental production of speech may be principally a symbolic process, the generation of speech sounds in the vocal tract is physical and continuous.
If you have a voice source which is modified by the vocal tract, you will get the sound with its spectrum radiated at the mouth.
It was observed significant increase of the itchy throat symptom at the end of the class, regarding the vocal tract symptoms reported by the teacher, whether using the dynamic soundfield system or not.
"I estimated what a Neanderthal's vocal tract would look like if it had a human-like vocal tract as well as a chimp-like vocal tract.
Voice training and therapy with a semi-occluded vocal tract: rationale and scientific underpinnings.
Researchers said that this is the first study to link vocal tract shape to call identification in the animal kingdom.
Vocalization is complex, and involves factors not included in the new study of vocal folds: how air is pushed from the lungs, how sound resonates in the vocal tract, how the tongue and jaw move, and movement of muscles and cartilage of the larynx.
Language depends not just on a vocal tract capable of making certain speech sounds but on ears designed to hear particular sound frequencies, as well as on a variety of other brain and body features.
As the overlying topic was emotions in the human voice, essays examine a range of subjects such as erotic vocalization, vocal pleasantness, cross-cultural expressions, vocal emotional processing in men and women, and modifications based on vocal tract structure.
The cool-down protocol begins with straw phonation and humming exercises, #1-#3, categorized as semi-occluded vocal tract exercises (SOVT).
The gas is famous for making human voices appear high pitched by shifting the resonance frequencies of the vocal tract upwards.