- to pronounce (an ordinarily voiced speech sound) without vibration of the vocal cords; make voiceless.
- to devoice a speech sound.
Origin of devoice
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devocalize or devocalise (diːˈvəʊkəˌlaɪz)
- (tr) phonetics to make (a voiced speech sound) voiceless
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