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intr.v. pho·nat·ed, pho·nat·ing, pho·nates
To produce speech sounds; vocalize.

pho·na′tion n.
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Noun1.phonation - the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good care of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
sprechgesang, sprechstimme - a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking
voice over - the voice on an unseen commentator in a film of television program
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n. fonación, emisión de la voz.
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Thyroid gland diseases and disruptions in the function of parathyroid glands are the most common endocrine disorders that can cause phonation disturbances [2].
The authors survey the current literature on the impact of obesity on phonation and how excessive weight, weight loss, and weight fluctuation may impact voice quality and endurance.
Once the body and mind are prepared to sing, then singers may begin to address phonation. Following alignment and inhalation, the next three circles of the framework--onset/release, resonance/vowels, and articulation--are the parts of the process that deal with phonation.
In addition, the longest / a /phoneme recorded after deep inspiration was taken to calculate the Aerodynamic voice analysis (maximum phonation time).
We have also studied the utility of the maximal phonation time (MPT).
The patient complained of limited maximal phonation time (MPT: 9.5s); and acoustic measurements revealed a fundamental frequency (FO) of 201 Hz.
A Jemicy student from 1987 to 1993, O'Neil has been active in alumni events over the years, participating in the Phonation Fundraiser as well as serving as an event panelist for the Jemicy Ages and Stages event.
Functional assessment was carried out through effect on phonation and breast feeding as described by parents.
Figures 1 and 2 showed preoperative endoscopic findings in aspiration and phonation. SFF at the first visit was 146 Hz, and no abnormalities of the vocal folds were identified.
These procedures are considered effective when medialization of the affected VF allows a total contact on phonation and the physiological and biomechanical properties of the larynx have been restored.
This study is an attempt to understand the effect of 0.08% alcohol concentration on acoustic parameters of repetition of syllables and sustained phonation immediately after its absorption into the blood stream.