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The artificial, gravelly, voice-lowering way to speak that makes you sound like a ditz. The opposite of upspeak, but having the same negative effect on others.
If I hear Kim K say omg in that annoying vocal fry way she talks one more time...
by MichRanch July 28, 2015
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1. When one draws out a word, usually in a deep, croaking, voice.
2. Is the lowest vocal register and is produced through a loose glottal closure which will permit air to bubble through slowly with a popping or rattling sound of a very low frequency.
3. How the Kardashians speak.
Girl 1: Oh my God, did you see what Kim was wearinggggg.......
Girl 2: Yeahhhhh.... She was totally cuuutttteeeee.......
Girl 1: I love the way she speaks. Like Vocal Fry is the bestttt.....
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A purring or rasp in the lower register of the voice, particularly at the trailing end of a word or sentence. Vocal fry had been around for a long time without attracting criticism (go listen to Billie Holiday), until someone decided there were too many women's voices in the media, and needed some excuse to criticize them without appearing sexist. Now vocal fry is one of the most egregious of sins. Men can have vocal fry too, but will never be called out on it.
"I can barely stand to listen to that newscaster's vocal fry. How did she ever get hired?"
by Tigerhorse August 14, 2015
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