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intr.v. pho·nat·ed, pho·nat·ing, pho·nates
To produce speech sounds; vocalize.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) (intr) to articulate speech sounds, esp to cause the vocal cords to vibrate in the execution of a voiced speech sound
[C19: from Greek phōnē voice]
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v.i. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to produce a sound, esp. a speech sound, by vibration of the vocal cords.
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Past participle: phonated
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