phonate

phonate

[foh-neyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), phonated, phonating.
1.
Phonetics. to provide (a sound source, and hence the pitch) for a given voiced continuant or vowel, through rapid, periodic glottal action.
2.
to vocalize.

Origin:
1875–80; phon- + -ate1

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phonate (fəʊˈneɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to articulate speech sounds, esp to cause the vocal cords to vibrate in the execution of a voiced speech sound
 
[C19: from Greek phōnē voice]
 
pho'nation
 
n
 
phonatory
 
adj

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phonate pho·nate (fō'nāt')
v. pho·nat·ed, pho·nat·ing, pho·nates
To utter speech sounds; vocalize.

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