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.

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Origin of vocoid

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