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devoice

[ dee-vois ]
/ di藞v蓴瑟s /
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verb (used with object), de路voiced, de路voic路ing.
to pronounce (an ordinarily voiced speech sound) without vibration of the vocal cords; make voiceless.
verb (used without object), de路voiced, de路voic路ing.
to devoice a speech sound.
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Origin of devoice

First recorded in 1930鈥35; de- + voice
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British Dictionary definitions for devoice

devoice

devocalize or devocalise (di藧藞v蓹蕣k蓹藢la瑟z)

/ (di藧藞v蓴瑟s) /

verb
(tr) phonetics to make (a voiced speech sound) voiceless
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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