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"vocal cords" in British English

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vocal cordsnoun [plural]

uk   us   (also vocal folds)
a ​pair of ​folds at the ​upper end of the ​throat whose ​edgesmovequicklybackwards and ​forwards and ​producesound when ​air from the ​lungsmoves over them
(Definition of vocal cords from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vocal cordsplural noun

 us   /ˈvoʊ·kəl ˌkɔrdz/
a ​pair of ​folds at the ​upper end of the ​throat that ​producesound when ​air from the ​lungs moves over them
(Definition of vocal cords from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vocal cords”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声带…
in Turkish ses telleri…
in Russian голосовые связки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲帶…
in Polish struny głosowe…
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