intransitive verb (phonated; phonating) Date: 1876 to produce vocal sounds and especially speech • phonation noun

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  • phonate — index enunciate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • phonate — [fō′nāt΄] vi. [ PHON(O) + ATE1] phonated, phonating to produce speech sounds; esp., to utter a voiced sound or sounds phonation n …   English World dictionary

  • phonate — /foh nayt/, v.t., v.i., phonated, phonating. 1. Phonet. to provide (a sound source, and hence the pitch) for a given voiced continuant or vowel, through rapid, periodic glottal action. 2. to vocalize. [1875 80; PHON + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • phonate — Synonyms and related words: articulate, breathe, chime, chorus, come out with, communicate, convey, deliver, disclose, emit, enunciate, express, fling off, formulate, give, give expression, give out with, give tongue, give utterance, give voice,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • phonate — fəʊneɪt / fəʊ neɪt v. express vocally; make vocal sounds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phonate — pho·nate …   English syllables

  • phonate — pho•nate [[t]ˈfoʊ neɪt[/t]] v. i. nat•ed, nat•ing phn to produce a sound, esp. a speech sound, by vibration of the vocal cords • Etymology: 1875–80; < Gkphōn(ḗ)voice (see phono ) + ate I pho•na′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • phonate — [c]/ˈfoʊneɪt/ (say fohnayt) verb (phonated, phonating) –verb (i) 1. to produce speech sounds by vibration of the vocal bands; vocalise. –verb (t) 2. to utter (a sound). {Greek phōnē voice + ate1} –phonation /foʊˈneɪʃən/ (say foh nayshuhn) …   Australian English dictionary

  • phonate — v.intr. utter a vocal sound. Derivatives: phonation n. phonatory adj. Etymology: Gk phone voice …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vocal register — A vocal register in the human voice is a particular series of tones, produced in the same vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, and possessing the same quality. Registers originate in laryngeal function. They occur because the vocal folds are… …   Wikipedia

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