BREATHY VOICE

n. a type of articulation wherein a weak murmur is audible and especially breathy in words with the h sound. With this phonation, the vocal cords vibrate normally but the glottis closes incompletely, such that air escapes between the cords during vibration.

BREATHY VOICE: "A breathy voice is sometimes referred to as a condition of phonasthenia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BREATHY VOICE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/breathy-voice/ (accessed May 27, 2020).
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