creaky voice

noun

Definition of creaky voice

:vocal fry
  • An examination of creaky voice occurring in natural conversations among relatively young educated American and Japanese speakers revealed that female speakers of American English residing in California employed creaky voice much more frequently than comparable American male and Japanese female speakers.
  • —Ikuko Patricia YuasaAmerican SpeechFall 2010

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First Known Use of creaky voice

1933


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