Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “vocal cords”

vocal cords

noun [plural]     (also vocal folds)
a pair of folds at the upper end of the throat whose edges move quickly backwards and forwards and produce sound when air from the lungs moves over themThe mouth and throatThe respiratory system
(Definition of vocal cords noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of vocal cords

Definitions of “vocal cords” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gastronomy

the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More