subvocalize

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sub·vo·cal·ize

 (sŭb-vō′kə-līz′)
tr. & intr.v. sub·vo·cal·ized, sub·vo·cal·iz·ing, sub·vo·cal·iz·es
To articulate or engage in articulation by moving the lips or other speech organs without making audible sounds, as in reading to oneself.

sub·vo′cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
sub·vo′cal·iz′er n.

subvocalize

(sʌbˈvəʊkəˌlaɪz) or

subvocalise

vb
1. (Linguistics) to form (words) silently by moving the lips or other vocal organs without vocalization
2. (Linguistics) to form (words) only in the mind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.subvocalize - articulate without making audible sounds; "she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized"
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
References in periodicals archive ?
Subvocalisation as it is called, can slow you down because you end up reading word per word.
Instead it is described as a practice which is boring, purposeless, often accompanied by disruptive behaviour, encourages subvocalisation and creates anxiety for less able readers (Hill 1983, Lynch 1987).