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devocalize

[ dee-voh-kuh-lahyz ]
/ di藞vo蕣 k蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路vo路cal路ized, de路vo路cal路iz路ing.Phonetics.
to convert (a speech sound) from a vowel to a glide.
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Also especially British, de路vo路cal路ise .

Origin of devocalize

First recorded in 1875鈥80; de- + vocalize

OTHER WORDS FROM devocalize

de路vo路cal路i路za路tion, noun

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