Wednesday, May 20, 2009


formant \ˈfor-mənt, -ˌmant\ noun: of speech sound, any of several resonant bands of frequencies held to determine the phonetic quality of a vowel

Etymology: German formant, from Latin forma form, shape, likeness

Formants are what make a female voice sound female and a male voice sound male, even if you compare a deep female voice to a high male voice.

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