[ 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.

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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