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


[uhn-vois] /ʌnˈvɔɪs/
verb (used with or without object), unvoiced, unvoicing. Phonetics.
First recorded in 1630-40; un-2 + voice Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is considered the proper thing to talk in England of the unvoiced millions of India.

    From One Generation to Another Henry Seton Merriman
  • She had no feeling other than a great, unvoiced joy in the splendid manhood of it all.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • He understood it to be an unvoiced apology of its owner for her suspicions, and his instinct was correct.

    Bucky O'Connor William MacLeod Raine
  • The effect of his loud insistence was to increase the unvoiced uneasiness.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • An unvoiced command seemed to run up and down the line of waiting cubs.

  • There was an unvoiced command to silence that no human sense could understand.

    Wood Folk at School William J. Long
  • An almost noiseless movement presently began in the dark, by a general and unvoiced impulse.

  • Joyce understood the unvoiced demand that lay behind the obvious one.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • In this vast land men speak not of bread as the staff of life; their unvoiced prayer is, "Give us our fish in due season."

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Naxa was aware of it too, stirring in the saddle with unvoiced feelings.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for unvoiced


not expressed or spoken
articulated without vibration of the vocal cords; voiceless


verb (transitive)
to pronounce without vibration of the vocal cords
another word for devoice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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