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vocal cords

noun plural

: the thin pieces of folded tissue in your throat that help you to make sounds with your voice

Full Definition of VOCAL CORDS

:  either of two pairs of folds of mucous membranes that project into the cavity of the larynx and have free edges extending dorsoventrally toward the middle line
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First Known Use of VOCAL CORDS

1852
VOCAL CORDS Defined for Kids

vocal cords

noun plural

Definition of VOCAL CORDS for Kids

:  a pair of folds of tissue that extend across the inside of the larynx and that produce the voice when air exhaled from the lungs causes them to tighten and vibrate

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