vocal organ

Definitions of vocal organ
  1. noun
    any of the organs involved in speech production
    synonyms: organ of speech, speech organ
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    a movable speech organ
    the vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated
    larynx, voice box
    a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
    jawbone, jowl, lower jaw, lower jawbone, mandible, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla
    the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
    clapper, glossa, lingua, tongue
    a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
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    a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
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