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devocalize

[ dee-voh-kuh-lahyz ]
/ diˈvoʊ kəˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), de·vo·cal·ized, de·vo·cal·iz·ing.Phonetics.

to convert (a speech sound) from a vowel to a glide.

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Also especially British, de·vo·cal·ise .

Origin of devocalize

First recorded in 1875–80; de- + vocalize
de·vo·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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