vocoid

[ voh-koid ]
/ ˈvoʊ kɔɪd /
Phonetics

adjective

of or relating to a sound produced without stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air in the vocal tract; vowellike.

noun

a vocoid sound.

Nearby words

  1. vociferant,
  2. vociferate,
  3. vociferation,
  4. vociferous,
  5. vocoder,
  6. vod,
  7. vodcasting,
  8. vodka,
  9. vodun,
  10. voe

Compare contoid.

Origin of vocoid

First recorded in 1940–45; voc(al) + -oid

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