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organs of speech

organs of speech is a plural form of organ of speech

organ of speech

Definition:

any of the organs involved in speech production

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

organs of speech

Type of:

organ » body part » part » thing

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

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)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/speech-organ

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)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/speech-organ

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)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/431866​/organ

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)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/431855​/organ

Wiktionary:

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)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/organ

Merriam-Webster:

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)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/organ

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)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/organ

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)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/organ

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)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/organ

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)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/organ

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:

organ

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)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0836836​.html

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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