Monthly Archives: December 2011

‘Vocal Fry’ in Young Women

Marissa Fessenden
‘Vocal Fry’ Creeping Into U.S. Speech
December 2011

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A study of young American women shows increasing use of a low pitch, chopped wave vocal pattern known as ‘vocal fry’. This article has a link to a sound file with an example. This pattern is the lowest of the speech registers, the other two being modal (normal) and falsetto.