a pair of tissue folds which project from the walls of the larynx. They vibrate, generating noises, whenever expired air flows through the thin space between them. Commonly referred to as vocal folds.

VOCAL CORDS: "Popular music artists often suffer from strained vocal cords."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VOCAL CORDS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vocal-cords/ (accessed September 19, 2021).