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 for phonation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Phonation \Pho*na"tion\, n. [Gr. fwnh` the voice.]
     The act or process by which articulate sounds are uttered;
     the utterance of articulate sounds; articulate speech.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by
           the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good care
           of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
           [syn: voice, vocalization, vocalisation, vocalism,
           phonation, vox]

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