from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To utter speech sounds; vocalize.
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- v. To speak aloud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter vocal sounds; produce a noise with the vocal cords.
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- v. utter speech sounds
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Once onstage there was no way I could phonate on certain notes.
They can crudely chew and phonate mediated by other cranial nerves but can't smile or frown or otherwise express emotion.
The _ventricular bands_ or false vocal cords vicariously phonate in the absence of the true cords, and assist in the protective function of the larynx.
The movements of the vocal cords should be observed during both respiration and phonation, and for the latter purpose the patient should be directed to phonate the vowel sound "eh."
"First, the ability to learn new vocal tones and phonate them; second, the ability to arrange the tones according to a rule; third, the ability to match the tones and meanings; and fourth, the ability to use the voice appropriately in a population.