mentally formulated as words, especially without vocalization.
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How to use subvocal in a sentence
Only the force of long training and habit kept him from shouting the words aloud instead of keeping them to a subvocal whisper.The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
I let out a subvocal squeal and was pitched forward as the ride system shuddered to a stop.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
Hayden does not distinguish the subvocal and aspirate th in Omaha.The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages | Andrew Woods Williamson
Orne touched the subvocal stud at his neck, moved his speaking muscles without opening his mouth.Operation Haystack | Frank Patrick Herbert