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vocoid

[voh-koid] /ˈvoʊ kɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a sound produced without stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air in the vocal tract; vowellike.
noun
2.
a vocoid sound.
Compare contoid.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; voc(al) + -oid
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