mussitation

mussitation

[muhs-i-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
silent movement of the lips in simulation of the movements made in audible speech.
2.
muttering; mumbling; murmuring.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin mussitātiōn- (stem of mussitātiō). See mussitate, -ion

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mussitation mus·si·ta·tion (mŭs'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.
movement of the lips as if speaking but without sound.

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