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mussitation

[ muhs-i-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌmʌs ɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

silent movement of the lips in simulation of the movements made in audible speech.
muttering; mumbling; murmuring.

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Origin of mussitation

First recorded in 1640–50; from Late Latin mussitātiōn- (stem of mussitātiō ); see origin at mussitate, -ion
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Medical definitions for mussitation

mussitation
[ mŭs′ĭ-tāshən ]

n.

Movement of the lips as if speaking but without sound.
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