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subvocal

[ suhb-voh-kuhl ]
/ sʌbˈvoʊ kəl /
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adjective

mentally formulated as words, especially without vocalization.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of subvocal

First recorded in 1920–25; sub- + vocal
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