• A View of the Vocal Cords
    A View of the Vocal Cords
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vocalizer a person who sings
    • n vocalizer an organism that can utter vocal sounds "an utterer of foul oaths","is the giraffe a vocalizer?"
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The Different Positions of the Vocal Cords The Different Positions of the Vocal Cords


  • Scottie Pippen
    Scottie Pippen
    “I've always led by example and I'm not that vocal.”


In literature:

You are wasting your vocal strength and sweetness on the desert air, so to speak.
"The Lock And Key Library" by Various
Ichabod prided himself upon his dancing as much as upon his vocal powers.
"The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving
But diction, merely vocal, is always in its childhood.
"A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland" by Samuel Johnson
A King obtuse to the fine Arts, especially to the vocal Arts, in a high degree.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume V. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Double-Marriage Project, And What Element It Fell Into--1723-1726" by Thomas Carlyle
That the silent Rothenburg lay dying, while the vocal Voltaire was writing these fooleries, to a King sunk in grief.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Ten Years of Peace.--1746-1756." by Thomas Carlyle
BOHUN (annihilating him with a vocal thunderbolt).
"You Never Can Tell" by George Bernard Shaw
Also, much as a wave removes dirt from the skin, so the softly vocal darkness seemed to refresh and cleanse the soul.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
But with understanding came, apparently, a species of paralysis of the vocal organs.
"Mary-'Gusta" by Joseph C. Lincoln
It was vocal with the declaration, when you got it, for a submission of the constitution to the people.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Four" by Abraham Lincoln
Bobby's vocal powers, however, gave no signs of diminishing.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson

In poetry:

And silence, pleas'd, his reign resign'd.
Whene'er he heard her vocal tongue;
And grief in slumbers sweet reclin'd,
As on his ear its accents hung.
"Bertram And Anna" by Thomas Gent
"Sweet ECHO! sleeps thy vocal shell,
"Where this high arch o'erhangs the dell;
"While Tweed with sun-reflecting streams
"Chequers thy rocks with dancing beams?—
"The Botanic Garden (Part VIII)" by Erasmus Darwin
I saw my friends in evening circles meet;
I took my vocal reed, and tuned my lay;
I heard them say my vocal reed was sweet:
Ah, fool! to credit what I heard them say.
"Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences" by William Shenstone
The leaves are flutter'd by no tell-tale gales,
Clear melts the azure in the rosy west,
Scarce heard, the river winds along the vales,
And Eve has lull'd the vocal grove to rest.
"Sonnet I" by Sir John Carr
"'The vocal birds that raise their matin strain,
The sportive lambs, increase my pensive moan;
All seem to chase me from the cheerful plain,
And talk of truth and innocence alone.
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone
To carve your loves, to paint your mutual flames,
See, polish'd fair, the beech's friendly rind!
To sing soft carols to your lovely dames,
See vocal grots and echoing vales assign'd!
"Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend" by William Shenstone

In news:

Ewa Podles, the Polish contralto with a three-octave range and a cult following, has appeared in Washington with some regularity over the years, thanks to the Vocal Arts Society.
Even Landry stepped up and was vocal about it, knowing we've got to pick ourselves up and get better.
8, 2011 Emphatic have recruited former Union Underground vocalist Bryan Scott to fill in while Patrick Wilson continues to recover from a vocal chord injury.
Vittorio Viarengo, vice president of product marketing for VMware's End User Computing division and a vocal proponent of the post-PC era, left the Palo Alto, Calif.-based vendor this week after a three and half year stint.
With the resignation of Pentagon adviser Richard Perle a few days ago, the Bush administration lost one of its most visible, most vocal spokesmen not only for the war in Iraq, but for similar preemptive actions elsewhere in the world.
Christopher Hitchens was a vocal atheist.
But this is no battle of egos: All three write together, and trade off lead vocals as if passing a bottle of wine around a campfire.
Sharon Van Etten 's nearly perfect vocals rang in the Fox Theater Sunday night in Boulder.
Singer Amy Lee's commanding vocals had the audience at attention, but only partly engaged.
Vocal Talent Show Benefits Local Family.
Vermont's own Grace Potter wasn't home much this year, but she did make it back when Tropical Storm Irene hit, using her vocal cords to help flood victims as best as she could.
Their mix of pop-punk, new wave and post-punk relies on twitchy rhythms and strained, panicked baritone vocals.
If ever forced to commit to a list of my 10 favorite vocal albums, I can guarantee Anita O'Day discs would fill at least three of the slots, with Time for 2, her flawless 1962 outing with Cal Tjader, outpacing all others.
If you blocked out the vocals, it sounded like they were having a really good band practice in the background, throwing around samples and beautifully toned post-rock riffs.
A classic jingle vocal session from the 1970s.

In science:

The falsetto voice is produced by the vibration of the ligamentous edges of the vocal folds, in whole or in part, and the main body of the fold is more or less relaxed.
Music in Terms of Science
With proper vocal training, it is possible for most women to develop this part of voice.
Music in Terms of Science
Individuals can develop their voices further through the careful and systematic practice of both songs and vocal exercises (usually under experienced instructors in an intelligent manner).
Music in Terms of Science
The first step in coordinating these processes is by establishing good vocal habits in the most comfortable tessitura (texture or best sounding texture and timbre) of the voice before slowly expanding the range beyond that.
Music in Terms of Science
Unlike the harmonica, the accordion is blown mechanically and the reeds do not couple the the vocal tract of the player.
Music in Terms of Science