subvocal

adjective
sub·​vo·​cal | \ ˌsəb-ˈvō-kəl How to pronounce subvocal (audio) \

Definition of subvocal

: characterized by the occurrence in the mind of words in speech order with or without inaudible articulation of the speech organs

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Other Words from subvocal

subvocally \ ˌsəb-​ˈvō-​kə-​lē How to pronounce subvocal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of subvocal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So sweet and angry and brand-new, a kind of subvocal monster simply cooing at the pain and the pleasure of life. Ben Marcus, The New Yorker, 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of subvocal

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Subvocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subvocal. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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subvocal

adjective
sub·​vo·​cal | \ -ˈvō-kəl How to pronounce subvocal (audio) \

Medical Definition of subvocal

: characterized by the occurrence in the mind of words in speech order with or without inaudible articulation of the speech organs

Other Words from subvocal

subvocally \ -​kə-​lē How to pronounce subvocal (audio) \ adverb

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