hypoarticulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hypo- +‎ articulation

Noun[edit]

hypoarticulation (usually uncountable, plural hypoarticulations)

  1. Reduced articulation in speech.
    • 2007 December 18, Drew Rendall, Paul L. Vasey and Jared McKenzie, “The Queen’s English: An Alternative, Biosocial Hypothesis for the Distinctive Features of “Gay Speech””, in Archives of Sexual Behavior, volume 37, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10508-007-9269-x:
      The overall size of the vowel space in homosexual women, however, was not reduced relative to heterosexual women, as would be expected if their vowel production reflected global hypoarticulations similar to that which characterizes men’s speech.