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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


n. fonación, emisión de la voz.
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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 .
Our study has three limitations: (1) it was a retrospective investigation, (2) our sample size was limited to only 16 patients, and (3) we lacked information about confounding factors in our patients such as laryngopharyngeal reflux disease and phonatory behavior.
Speech is a high complexity linguistic and motor act, taking into consideration that it requires the harmonic and temporal coordination of neural, muscular (respiratory, phonatory and articulatory) and auditory processes.
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].
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.
We used magnified laryngoscopes to maximize the clarity with which we could see, and therefore evaluate, the clinical anatomy of the vocal folds, the propagation of the mucosal wave during phonation, closure patterns, and the changing morphologies of the larynx as singers proceeded through phonatory tasks.
A case report in changes in phonatory physiology following voice therapy: application of high-speed imaging.
Stuttering which is also known as stammering is one of the most common speech disorder which is the disruption of speech motor behavior's causing repetition and prolongation of speech sounds, syllables and words along with the repetition and prolongation of articulatory and phonatory actions.
Both cords were mobile with a phonatory gap on glottis closure.
a collective group of neurologic speech disorders that reflect abnormalities in the strength, speed, range, steadiness, tone, or accuracy of movements required for the breathing, phonatory, resonatory, articulatory or prosodic aspects of speech production.
Vocal problems, such as phonatory instability and vocal cord strain or abnormalities also fit into this category.