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Meaning of phonate

pho•nate

Pronunciation: (fō'nāt), [key]
— -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
  1. to provide (a sound source, and hence the pitch) for a given voiced continuant or vowel, through rapid, periodic glottal action.
  2. to vocalize.
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