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.

vocal tract

the passages from the glottis through the nose and throat that influence the quality of the voice.

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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1993), "Neandertal Supralaryngeal Vocal Tract," American Journal of Physical Anthropology 90: 139-146.
physical exams of the larynx and vocal tract, neurological evaluation and diagnostic voice therapy.
Lastly, the possibility of vocal tract pathology in the laryngeal structure contributes to poor vocal quality.
If it detects something constant that moves slower than a human is able to move his or her vocal tract, the system identifies it as a phone or tape recorder, Mammone explains.
We simulate the position of physical articulators, such as the tongue, and synthesize the sound that would be made by air passing through the vocal tract with real articulators in those positions.
Using a person's voice as an identifier is based on the fact that the geometry of the vocal tract and the way in which it is manipulated differ greatly from person to person.
As their algorithms emulate a single human vocal tract, they are only optimized for a single speaker in a quiet environment.
1) The first six chapters of Tevo's Parte seconda, however, connect music to scientific discourse in a way that is unusual for its time, delving into music acoustics as well as the anatomy of the human vocal tract and the ear.
org/content/2/12/e1600723) a new study based on experiments involving macaques - a genus of Old World monkeys - argues that the problem stems not from the vocal tract, whose capability has been "drastically underestimated," but from a lack of adequate brain circuitry.
Table 1 shows the comparison of the vocal tract symptoms frequency in the periods with and without the dynamic soundfield system use, during the three months of observation period in classroom.
It identifies customers by analysing over a hundred unique characteristics of their voice including the shape of larynx, vocal tract and nasal passage, alongside pronunciation, emphasis and speed of their speech, said TalkTalk.
After reading a 1949 paper that classified howlers based on a vocal tract bone called the hyoid, Dunn paired up with Lauren Halenar of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, who was studying the hyoid's role in howler biology.