Mussitation
Mussitation Mus`si*ta"tion, n. [L. mussitatio suppression of the voice, fr. mussitare to be silent, to murmur.] A speaking in a low tone; mumbling. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • mussitation — [ mysitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1812; « murmure » 1531; lat. mussitatio, de mussitare « parler à voix basse » ♦ Méd. Mouvement des lèvres sans émission d aucun son, symptôme de troubles cérébraux. ● mussitation nom féminin (latin mussitatio, onis, de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mussitation — /mus i tay sheuhn/ n. 1. silent movement of the lips in simulation of the movements made in audible speech. 2. muttering; mumbling; murmuring. [1640 50; < LL mussitation (s. of mussitatio). See MUSSITATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • mussitation — noun a) speech conducted in a hushed manner, akin to a whisper or a murmur. The mussitation of the crowd dropped instantly. b) A comatose patients action of forming words with his lips without producing sound …   Wiktionary

  • mussitation — Movements of the lips as if speaking, but without sound; observed in delirium, semicoma, and severe Parkinson disease. [L. mussito, to murmur constantly, fr. musso, pp. atus, to mutter] * * * mus·si·ta·tion .məs ə tā shən n movement of the lips… …   Medical dictionary

  • mussitation — (mu ssi ta sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Mouvement des lèvres qu un malade exécute, comme s il parlait à voix basse. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. mussitationem, action de parler à voix basse …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Mussitation — Mussitatio̱n [zu lat. mussitare, mussitatum= leise vor sich hinsprechen, murmeln] w; , en, in fachspr. Fügungen: Mussita̱tio, Mehrz.: ...io̱|nes: leises Gemurmel, leises unverständliches Vorsichhinsprechen bei Schizophrenen …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Mussitation — Mus|si|ta|ti|on die; , en <aus lat. mussitatio »das Murren, Knurren« zu mussitare »murmeln, leise sprechen«> leises Gemurmel, leises unverständliches Vor sich hin Sprechen bei Schizophrenen (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • mussitation — n. movement of the lips (without making a sound); muttering, mumbling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mussitation — mus·si·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • mussitation — noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech • Syn: ↑mutter, ↑muttering, ↑murmur, ↑murmuring, ↑murmuration • Derivationally related forms: ↑mussitate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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