Meaning of supralaryngeal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsuːprələˈrɪndʒ(ɪ)əl/ /ˌsuːprəˌlarɪnˈdʒiːəl/ /ˌsuːprəˌlar(ə)nˈdʒiːəl/


  • 1Located above the larynx.

  • 2Phonetics
    Of or relating to the part of the vocal tract located above the larynx; (of a speech sound or articulation) produced in this part of the vocal tract (rather than in the larynx).

    Used interchangeably with supraglottal.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. From supra- + laryngeal.