devocalize

devocalize

[dee-voh-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), devocalized, devocalizing. Phonetics.
1.
to devoice.
2.
to convert (a speech sound) from a vowel to a glide.
Also, especially British, devocalise.


Origin:
1875–80; de- + vocalize

devocalization, noun
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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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