vocoid

noun

vo·​coid
ˈvōˌkȯid
plural -s
: a vowel or vowel glide completely devoid of oral friction
consider certain weak vocoids as constituting nonsignificant transition soundsK. L. Pike

Word History

Etymology

vocal + -oid

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“Vocoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocoid. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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