HyperDic: phonate

English > 1 sense of the word phonate:
VERBcommunicationphonate, vocalize, vocaliseutter speech sounds
English > phonate: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningUtter speech sounds.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsvocalize, vocalise
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Nounsphonationthe sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
phone(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

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