One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Utter (words or sounds) with the lips silently or with barely audible sound, especially when talking to oneself, memorizing something, or reading.
- ‘‘Obviously not a very efficient one,’ subvocalised Jacob.’
- ‘I could input by subvocalising but I prefer a keyboard, and I could type on a virtual keyboard in the air but I prefer feedback, so keys appear on surfaces near my hands and I type on them.’
- ‘Despite all my training, subvocalizing into a throat mike was very different after the changes reinforcing my mouth and neck.’
- ‘As she left, she subvocalized, ‘I can talk, Reddie.’’
- ‘A clamor of swallowing noises filled his ears, as the crowd subvocalized, carrying on conversations with distant friends.’
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