vocal fry


Definition of vocal fry

: a vocal effect produced by very slow vibration of the vocal cords and characterized by a creaking sound and low pitch

Note: As with other kinds of laryngealization, vocal fry is produced by constricting the larynx. The effect is used typically at the ends of phrases and sentences.

called also creaky voice

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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