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.
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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
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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?"
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References in periodicals archive ?
When we subvocalize, our brain sends impulses to our jaw in anticipation of actual speech.
So they conducted experiments in which the same subjects were asked to subvocalize the same series of words four times, with an array of 16 electrodes at different facial locations each time.
What happens then as a reader encounters such constructions is that they send the voice (i.e., the pitch, as we subvocalize it in our inner speech) up and down every time our eye crosses a juncture.