voice box

noun

Definition of voice box

: larynx

Examples of voice box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trachea, or windpipe, which spans from right below the voice box to the bronchi, or airways branching to the lungs, has been an area of intense study in the world of transplant surgery and airway reconstruction. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 The only complete Neanderthal hyoid was recovered from a skeleton in a cave in Israel in the 1980s, and its similarity to a human hyoid led to a flurry of attempts to reconstruct the Neanderthal voice box and vocal tract. Star Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 The only complete Neanderthal hyoid was recovered from a skeleton in a cave in Israel in the 1980s, and its striking similarity to a human hyoid led to a flurry of attempts to reconstruct the Neanderthal voice box and vocal tract. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2021 Researchers in the United Kingdom re-created the sound by 3D printing a voice box after scanning the priest's mummified remains. Katie Hunt, CNN, 29 Dec. 2020 Gough tried to flee, and Rayam fired one shot that went into his neck and through his mouth, blowing out his teeth, damaging his voice box, shattering his jaw and requiring a tracheotomy. Justin Fenton, baltimoresun.com, 13 Nov. 2020 Purring involves the rapid movement of the muscles of the larynx (voice box) combined with movement of the diaphragm (the muscle at the base of the chest cavity). Iris Katz, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 19 Sep. 2020 In addition, a June 2013 review in Autoimmune Diseases shows that RA can affect the larynx, aka the voice box, which aids in breathing, producing sound and swallowing food. Tiffany Ayuda, Health.com, 10 Sep. 2020 In past decades, therapists mistakenly attributed stuttering to defects of the tongue and voice box, to anxiety, trauma or even poor parenting — and some still do. Amber Dance Knowable Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of voice box

1835, in the meaning defined above

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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 12 Jun. 2021.

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voice box

noun

English Language Learners Definition of voice box

: the part of the throat that contains the vocal cords

voice box

noun

Kids Definition of voice box

: larynx

voice box

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Medical Definition of voice box

: larynx

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