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Organ of speech   /ˈɔrgən əv spitʃ/   Listen
Organ of speech

noun
1.
Any of the organs involved in speech production.  Synonyms: speech organ, vocal organ.






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"Organ of speech" Quotes from Famous Books



... from the floor of the mouth—to help suck in or lap up water or milk, push the food in between the teeth for chewing, and, when it has been chewed, roll it into a ball and push it backward down the throat. It is not even the chief organ of speech; for people who have had their tongues removed on account of cancer, or some other disease, can talk fairly well, although not so clearly as ...
— A Handbook of Health • Woods Hutchinson

... being "snappy" and "up to date"; they called it "breezy" and "wholesome." Now and then an appreciative note from a distant graduate would make glad the editorial sanctum. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, the magazine became more and more the organ of speech for the community. Persons who had never ventured into print—who, perhaps, never would have ventured—summoned up courage to send to this more modest paper articles that were received with welcome. ...
— Paul and the Printing Press • Sara Ware Bassett

... occasioned by the military service of gallantry only. But we must hasten to add that his voice produced what might be called an antithesis to his blond delicacy. Unless you adopted the opinion of certain observers of the human heart, and thought that the chevalier had the voice of his nose, his organ of speech would have amazed you by its full and redundant sound. Without possessing the volume of classical bass voices, the tone of it was pleasing from a slightly muffled quality like that of an English bugle, which is firm and sweet, strong ...
— The Jealousies of a Country Town • Honore de Balzac



Words linked to "Organ of speech" :   articulator, voice box, larynx, vocal organ, organ, glottis



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