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unvoiced

[uhn-voist] /ʌnˈvɔɪst/
adjective
1.
not voiced; not uttered:
unvoiced complaints.
2.
Phonetics. voiceless; without voice; surd:
unvoiced consonants.
Origin of unvoiced
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; un-1 + voiced

unvoice

[uhn-vois] /ʌnˈvɔɪs/
verb (used with or without object), unvoiced, unvoicing. Phonetics.
1.
Origin
First recorded in 1630-40; un-2 + voice
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Examples from the Web for unvoiced
Historical Examples
  • The effect of his loud insistence was to increase the unvoiced uneasiness.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • There was an unvoiced command to silence that no human sense could understand.

    Wood Folk at School William J. Long
  • Joyce understood the unvoiced demand that lay behind the obvious one.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • She had no feeling other than a great, unvoiced joy in the splendid manhood of it all.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • Naxa was aware of it too, stirring in the saddle with unvoiced feelings.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • She tried not merely to obey his instructions, but also to discover his unvoiced wishes.

    The Job Sinclair Lewis
  • In obedience to an unvoiced bidding, she joined Winston as he passed by.

    The Vision of Elijah Berl Frank Lewis Nason
  • They may be unvoiced (the Welsh ll is an example) as well as voiced.

    Language Edward Sapir
  • What unvoiced supplication, if any, may have been behind the lips of either was not for the other to know.

    Gideon's Band George W. Cable
  • The unvoiced question ended with a shrug as Lynch, somewhat curt of manner, gave the order to move.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

    Joseph Bushnell Ames
British Dictionary definitions for unvoiced

unvoiced

/ʌnˈvɔɪst/
adjective
1.
not expressed or spoken
2.
articulated without vibration of the vocal cords; voiceless

unvoice

/ʌnˈvɔɪs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to pronounce without vibration of the vocal cords
2.
another word for devoice
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