voice box

noun

: larynx

Examples of voice box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baleen whales—filter feeders that include blue whales, fin whales and humpback whales—make noises via a larynx, or voice box. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Feb. 2024 Mangan was released from a hospital about two weeks after the shooting with damage to his voice box and Adam's apple. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Feb. 2024 Persistent Cough Frequent acid reflux can irritate the esophagus, larynx, and voice box from exposure to stomach acid. Mark Gurarie, Health, 15 Feb. 2024 In 1993, the Barbie Liberation group bought Barbie and GI Joe dolls and switched their voice boxes. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 2 Aug. 2023 Other complications can affect the lungs, throat, or mouth, and include asthma, the wearing away of tooth enamel, and laryngitis, which causes inflammation of the voice box. Maggie O'Neill, Health, 16 Nov. 2023 In this condition, both vocal cords and the voice box can become partially or completely paralyzed. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 7 Nov. 2023 Among them, head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancers include cancers of the throat, mouth, oral cavity, voice box, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, neck, and salivary glands. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 28 Sep. 2023 Yet somehow the combination of the above, transmitted through the voice box of a young adolescent woman, has become such a distinct trope that it’s been relentlessly skewered on TV shows and late night specials over the decades. Clarissa Wei, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of voice box was in 1835

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“Voice box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voice%20box. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

voice box

noun
: larynx

Medical Definition

voice box

noun
: larynx

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