mussitation

[ muhs-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌmʌs ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

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

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of mussitation

First recorded in 1640–50, mussitation is from the Late Latin word mussitātiōn- (stem of mussitātiō). See 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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