from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To articulate or engage in articulation by moving the lips or other speech organs without making audible sounds, as in reading to oneself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To form words or statements in thought and express them inwardly without uttering them aloud.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. articulate without making audible sounds
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Most readers, and precisely because they subvocalize in the production of a text, are likely to be taken momentarily aback by this thumbnail sketch of
If you need to speak to the whole group just subvocalize.
[I] read what I write out loud rather than just subvocalize it as I write.
Said new text-to-speech feature removes the "sub" from subvocalize replacing it with an electronically generated voice; you can listen in this video, about 1 minute in.
If you want to turn off the tags, just go to your prefs and subvocalize – or type in – minimize smart object tags.
The young man had a miniaturized microphone clipped to the inside of his shirt collar, so he could subvocalize information to the all-but-invisible receiver in the President's left ear.
I felt Elnear subvocalize a call to her Security people as she spotted me wading toward her.
“Shelve it,” said Mahnmut, forgetting to subvocalize.
But we did subvocalize the words silently, as it helped in being understood.
I would read it and subvocalize "ann-hill-ate", and wondered why I never saw "uh-nigh-uh-late" in print.