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addaword.gifdefinition of vocal fry

noun
a speech habit involving lowering the voice at the ends of words or sentences by slowly vibrating the vocal cords
Pop singers, such as Britney Spears, slip vocal fry into their music as a way to reach low notes and add style.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/02/2012 15:36:00
Definition of vocal fry from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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