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Voice Quality MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Voice Quality
Tree Number(s)
G09.772.925.960
Unique ID
D014833
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014833
Scope Note
That component of SPEECH which gives the primary distinction to a given speaker's VOICE when pitch and loudness are excluded. It involves both phonatory and resonatory characteristics. Some of the descriptions of voice quality are harshness, breathiness and nasality.
NLM Classification #
WV 500
Previous Indexing
Voice (1966-1978)
See Also
Hoarseness
Phonation
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under VOICE 1979-90
History Note
91(79); was see under VOICE 1979-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/22
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Voice Quality Preferred
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