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View synonyms for unvoiced

unvoiced

[ uhn-voist ]

adjective

  1. not voiced; voiced; not uttered:

    unvoiced complaints.

  2. Phonetics. voiceless; without voice; surd:

    unvoiced consonants.



unvoiced

/ ʌnˈvɔɪst /

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of unvoiced1

First recorded in 1855–60; un- 1 + voiced

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Example Sentences

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

They take their station before the curtain with an unvoiced longing, with a multifarious capacity.

The unvoiced hate-filled screams of Pyrrus would instantly destroy any mind that received them.

Rare indeed is the mother of the last generation who has the power and the knowledge to meet the unvoiced demands of this.

Yet underneath her raillery and self-possession there lay an appeal, the stronger because subtle and unvoiced.

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