subvocalization

noun

sub·​vo·​cal·​i·​za·​tion ˌsəb-ˌvō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce subvocalization (audio)
: the act or process of inaudibly articulating speech with the speech organs
subvocalize verb

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subvocalization was in 1925

Dictionary Entries Near subvocalization

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“Subvocalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subvocalization. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

subvocalization

noun
sub·​vo·​cal·​iza·​tion
variants also British subvocalisation
: the act or process of inaudibly articulating speech with speech organs
subvocalize verb
also British subvocalise
subvocalized also British subvocalised; subvocalizing also British subvocalising
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