• WordNet 3.6
    • v phonate utter speech sounds
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • phonate To utter vocal sounds; produce a noise with the vocal cords.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Phonate fō′nāt to utter vocal sounds
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In literature:

The triple action of these agents produces phonation.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
The false vocal bands have no direct function in phonation.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
At phonation the bands are drawn toward each other, meeting just as it commences.
"The Child-Voice in Singing" by Francis E. Howard
Sometimes they can whisper but cannot phonate.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh

In news:

The effect of asthma on phonation : A controlled study of 34 patients.

In science:

The minimum pressure drop required to achieve phonation is called the phonation threshold pressure; it is approximately 200-300 N/m2 for humans with normal vocal folds.
Music in Terms of Science
Children can also phonate in the whistle register and some men can as well in very rare instances.
Music in Terms of Science
For example, phonation only comes into perspective when connected with respiration; the articulators affect resonance (e.g., chest voice or head voice); the resonators affect the vocal folds; the vocal folds affect breath control; and so forth.
Music in Terms of Science