Sentence Examples


  • There are two vocal cords with a slit between them called the glottis.
  • As the diaphragm and other muscles involved in breathing press against the lungs, the glottis suddenly opens, producing an explosive outflow of air at speeds greater than 100 miles (160 km) per hour.
  • A cough begins with a deep breath in, at which point the opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx (glottis) shuts, trapping the air in the lungs.
  • This action causes the glottis to contract, and this in turn causes a vibration when the cat inhales and exhales.
  • The position of the vocal cords and the size of the glottis determine the nature of the sound.