PHONATION By N., Sam M.S. - 4 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 BREATHY VOICE GLOTTIS LARYNX RACE DIFFERENCES VOCALIZATION LEARNING ADDS BUCCAL SPEECH Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PHONATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phonation/ (accessed June 27, 2022).