subvocalize


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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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they subvocalize the rich interplay of sounds in "tiara, and all
Second, unpractised subjects might be slower in the control condition because they tend to subvocalize even though it serves no obvious function.
There are several ways a singer can determine whether he or she subvocalizes. Subvocalization can be observed in some people with a fiberoptic laryngoscope, but a visit to one's laryngologist for this diagnosis is usually not necessary.