phonation

Definitions of phonation
  1. noun
    the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    synonyms: vocalisation, vocalism, vocalization, voice, vox
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    singing voice
    the musical quality of the voice while singing
    sprechgesang, sprechstimme
    a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking
    voice over
    the voice on an unseen commentator in a film of television program
    bass, bass voice, basso
    the lowest adult male singing voice
    baritone, baritone voice
    the second lowest adult male singing voice
    tenor, tenor voice
    the adult male singing voice above baritone
    alto, countertenor
    the highest adult male singing voice
    alto, contralto
    the lowest female singing voice
    mezzo, mezzo-soprano
    the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
    soprano
    the highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty
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    communication
    something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
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