devoice

[ dee-vois ]

verb (used with object),de·voiced, de·voic·ing.
  1. to pronounce (an ordinarily voiced speech sound) without vibration of the vocal cords; make voiceless.

verb (used without object),de·voiced, de·voic·ing.
  1. to devoice a speech sound.

Origin of devoice

1
First recorded in 1930–35; de- + voice

Words Nearby devoice

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British Dictionary definitions for devoice

devoice

devocalize or devocalise (diːˈvəʊkəˌlaɪz)

/ (diːˈvɔɪs) /


verb
  1. (tr) phonetics to make (a voiced speech sound) voiceless

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