Meaning of phonation
Pronunciation: (fō-nā'shun), [key]
— n. Phonet.
- rapid, periodic opening and closing of the glottis through separation and apposition of the vocal cords that, accompanied by breath under lung pressure, constitutes a source of vocal sound.
- (not in technical use) voice; vocalization. Cf.(defs. 15, 16).
- phonation (Thesaurus)