BREATHY VOICE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The type oh phonation where the vocal cords vibrate but the glottal does not close properly. Used to make the H in hippo. BREATHY VOICE: "A breathy voice is used to pronounce words starting with H such as hippo." Related Psychology Terms BREATHY VOICE BUCCAL SPEECH GLOTTIS LARYNX FALSETTO VOWEL PHONATION VOCALIZATION FORMANTS VOCAL CORDS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BREATHY VOICE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/breathy-voice-2/ (accessed September 20, 2021).