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subvocalize

(sŭb-vō′kə-līz′)
tr. & intr.v. subvocal·ized, subvocal·izing, subvocal·izes
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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Secondly, thought is a productive activity, generally accompanied by subvocalisation. Reading, whilst it is not passive, is receptive, and therefore the inner ear, as well as the inner voice, is involved.
There is evidence that when subjects are trained to suppress the laryngeal muscle activity which is associated with subvocalisation during reading, there is no effect on comprehension while reading easy passages, but comprehension of complex prose suffers (Hardyck & Petrinovich, 1970).
Subvocalisation rate versus other predictors of the memory span.