Phonate



[foh-neyt] /ˈfoʊ neɪt/

verb (used with or without object), phonated, phonating.
1.
Phonetics. to provide (a sound source, and hence the pitch) for a given voiced continuant or vowel, through rapid, periodic glottal action.
2.
to vocalize.
/fəʊˈneɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to articulate speech sounds, esp to cause the vocal cords to vibrate in the execution of a voiced speech sound

phonate pho·nate (fō’nāt’)
v. pho·nat·ed, pho·nat·ing, pho·nates
To utter speech sounds; vocalize.

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