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Still the barytone, who was almost as fond of conversation as of what he termed "vocal."

He produced the lop-sided appearance of his laugh, but without making it vocal.

Toward evening there was vocal music, and the men sang in chorus.

He wriggled and fought, but he was pinned and helpless, hands, feet and vocal organs.

I believe I have a demon that inhabits my vocal cords upon occasion.

Nevertheless, the pathos was apparently merely a matter of the vocal cords.

She had never concerned herself with the little things of the vocal art.

If the vocal cords of your throat did not vibrate, you could not talk out loud.

He spoke with great difficulty, from the long disuse of vocal cords.

It appears that her vocal cords have been burnt by the acid.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "spoken, oral," from Old French vocal, from Latin vocalis "sounding, sonorous, speaking," as a noun, "a vowel," from vox (genitive vocis) "voice" (see voice (n.)). In reference to music (as opposed to instrumental), first recorded 1580s; meaning "outspoken" first attested 1871. Vocal cords is from 1872; see cord.

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