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."
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