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organs of speech

organs of speech is a plural form of organ of speech

organ of speech


any of the organs involved in speech production


body noun (body parts)


organs of speech

Type of:

organ » body part » part » thing

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Speech organ | Speech organs

produce the many sounds needed for language. Organs used include the lips, teeth, tongue, alveolar ridge, hard palate, velum, uvula and glottis. Speech organs--or articulators--are of two types: passive articulators and active articulators. Passive ... (36 of 168 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Speech organ

Collins Dictionary:

speech organ [anatomy]

an organ involved in speech production, such as the tongue (10 of 197 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

speech organ

any part of the body, as the tongue, velum, diaphragm, or lungs, that participates, actively or passively, voluntarily or involuntarily, in the ... (22 of 30 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

organ [musical instrument]

in music, a keyboard instrument, operated by the player's hands and feet, in which pressurized air produces notes through a series of pipes organized ... (24 of 869 words, 7 images)


organ [biology]

in biology, a group of tissues in a living organism that have been adapted to perform a specific function. In higher animals, organs are grouped into ... (26 of 126 words)



organ | organs [plural] | organed [past tense] | organing [present participle] | Stenocereus thurberi [species, sense-specific]

A largest part of an organism, composed of tissues that perform similar functions. | A body of an organization dedicated to the performing of certain functions. | [music] A musical instrument that has multiple pipes which play when a key is pressed, or... (41 of 102 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)



organ | pipe organ [sense-specific] | periodical [synonym, sense-specific] | especially [synonym, sense-specific] | book [synonym, sense-specific] | bulletin [synonym, sense-specific] | diurnal [synonym, sense-specific] | gazette [synonym, sense-specific] | mag [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] any of various musical instruments ; especially, "wind ... | a differentiated structure (as a heart, kidney, leaf, or stem) consisting of ... (22 of 257 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

organ | pipe organ

a part of an organism which is typically self-contained and has a specific vital function | used euphemistically to refer to the penis | [archaic] : a ... (25 of 200 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

organ [countable] | organs [plural]

[biology] a part of your body that does a specific job, such as your heart ... | a large musical instrument with pipes of different length, played by ... (27 of 158 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

organ | pipe organ [sense-specific]

[music] ; An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones ... | Any one of various other instruments, such as the electronic organ, ... (25 of 145 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

organ | pipe organ [United States, sense-specific]

a large wind instrument consisting of various sets of pipes which, as they ... | in animals and plants, a part composed of specialized tissues and ... (25 of 131 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

organ [entry 1]

a part of the body of an animal or plant which performs a particular job (15 of 28 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/organ 1

organ [entry 2]

a musical instrument with a keyboard in which sound is produced by air being forced through pipes of different sizes and lengths when you press the ... (26 of 56 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/organ 2

organ [entry 3, formal] | the organ of something | organ of something

a newspaper or broadcasting station produced by a particular organization and giving only the opinions of that organization (18 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/organ 3

Columbia Encyclopedia:


a musical wind instrument in which sound is produced by one or more sets of pipes controlled by a keyboard, each pipe producing only one pitch by ... (27 of 39 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

organ | organs [plural]

a complete and independent part of a plant or animal that has a specific function | a large musical keyboard instrument producing sounds at different ... (24 of 165 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684824​/definition​.html  [offline]

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