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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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Further, the muscular contractions associated with phonatory activity may physically redistribute the substance from the target site to surrounding areas.
There are reports about improved measures of noise and perturbation, phonatory control, fundamental frequency, roughness, strain and pitch (24).
The main components of a clinical evaluation for these purposes are a general anamnesis, specialized voice-related anamnesis, auditory-perceptual voice quality evaluation, physical examination, visual examination of the phonatory airway anatomy and function, and acoustic analysis (12).
One is its retrospective nature, which limited our ability to acquire information on our patients' phonatory behavior, voice quality, and endoscopic laryngeal findings.
A companion to the text Evaluation and Management of Cleft Lip and Palate: A Developmental Perspective, this book aims to improve the knowledge base and clinical skills of students and speech-language pathologists through information and auditory-perceptual experiences to help them identify speech, resonance, and phonatory problems associated with speakers with cleft palate.
If both the vocal cords had been operated by laser surgery, either vocal cord is available, although the cord with smooth surface and less fibrosis, if it exists, is usually reserved to allow for postoperative phonatory function or for a second operation if required.
John Laver notes that "[the] main phonatory characteristic of breathy voice, incomplete closure of the vocal folds, is consistent with Chiba and Kajiyama's comment ...
The voice production refers to the optimal coordination among the respiratory, phonatory, resonation, and articulation subsystems, and changes at any level of this complex mechanism lead to certain voice and speech quality disorders [1-5].
[2] that about 70% to 80% of IPD patients would suffer from dysphonia or other phonatory disorders, with the symptoms of decreased variation, roughness, increased asthenia, dysarthria, or voice tremor.
Unilateral RLN trauma is less serious complication as compared to bilateral RLN damage which is characterized by phonatory, respiratory and psychological problems causing social and physical trauma to the patient.
Mitsikostas, "The existence of phonatory instability in multiple sclerosis: an acoustic and electroglottographic study," Neurological Sciences, vol.