de voicing

devoice

[dee-vois] Phonetics.
verb (used with object), devoiced, devoicing.
1.
to pronounce (an ordinarily voiced speech sound) without vibration of the vocal cords; make voiceless.
verb (used without object), devoiced, devoicing.
2.
to devoice a speech sound.
Also, unvoice.


Origin:
1930–35; de- + voice

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devoice, devocalize or devocalise (diːˈvɔɪs, diːˈvəʊkəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) phonetics to make (a voiced speech sound) voiceless
 
devocalize, devocalize or devocalise
 
vb
 
devocalise, devocalize or devocalise
 
vb

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