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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?"
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Perhaps he murmurs along with his composition, subvocalizing the words as they take shape on the page.
The most interesting chapters concern Damas's way of subvocalizing the poem (aquestion that Julie Huntington had already explored in Sounding Off, a regretfully missing reference).
Also, if you notice that I am whisper reading or subvocalizing as I read, don't be worried.