PHONATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. the generation of voiced noises by way of vibrating of the vocal cords. PHONATION: "Concepts of phonation are discussed heavily in the film My Fair Lady." Related Psychology Terms VOWEL UNVOICED VOICED VOCALIZATION GLOTTIS LARYNX FALSETTO BREATHY VOICE CONSONANT BREATHY VOICE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHONATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phonation/ (accessed May 27, 2020).