Esophageal speech
: Speech produced with air trapped in the esophagus and forced out again.

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esophageal speech n a method of speaking which is used by individuals whose larynx has been removed and in which phonation is achieved by expelling swallowed air from the esophagus

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a method of speech used after laryngectomy, with sound produced by vibration of the column of air in the esophagus against the contracting cricopharyngeal sphincter.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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