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


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

Nearby words

  1. musselcracker,
  2. musset,
  3. musset's sign,
  4. musset, alfred de,
  5. mussitate,
  6. mussolini,
  7. mussolini, benito,
  8. mussorgsky,
  9. mussorgsky, modest petrovich,
  10. mussulman

Origin of mussitation

First recorded in 1640–50, mussitation is from the Late Latin word mussitātiōn- (stem of mussitātiō). See mussitate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for mussitation


[ mŭs′ĭ-tāshən ]


Movement of the lips as if speaking but without sound.

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