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vocal cords

noun [plural] ( also vocal chords)
 
 
folds of skin at the top of your throat that make sounds when air from your lungs moves over themThe mouth and throat
Translations of “vocal cords”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲帶…
in Russian голосовые связки…
in Turkish ses telleri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 声带…
in Polish struny głosowe…
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