phonate

verb
pho·​nate | \ ˈfō-ˌnāt How to pronounce phonate (audio) \
phonated; phonating

Definition of phonate

intransitive verb

: to produce vocal sounds and especially speech

Other Words from phonate

phonation \ fō-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce phonate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of phonate

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Phonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phonate. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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