voice box

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
Syn: ↑larynx
Derivationally related forms: ↑laryngeal (for: ↑larynx)
Part Holonyms: ↑upper respiratory tract
Part Meronyms:

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the larynx.

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voice box noun
The larynx
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Main Entry:voice

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voice box UK US noun [countable] [singular voice box plural voice boxes] informal
the part of your throat from which you produce sounds
Thesaurus: mouth and throathyponym general words for the face or its featuressynonym

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voice box,
the box-shaped cavity in the throat containing the vocal cords; larynx.

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n. the larynx

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noun, pl ⋯ boxes [count]
: the part of the throat that contains the vocal cords :larynx

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ˈvoice box [voice box voice boxes] noun
the area at the top of the throat that contains the ↑vocal cords
Syn: larynx

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