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unvoiced

[uhn-voist] /ʌnˈvɔɪst/
adjective
1.
not voiced; not uttered:
unvoiced complaints.
2.
Phonetics. voiceless; without voice; surd:
unvoiced consonants.
Origin of unvoiced
1855-1860
1855-60; un-1 + voiced

unvoice

[uhn-vois] /ʌnˈvɔɪs/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), unvoiced, unvoicing. Phonetics
1.
Origin
1630-40; un-2 + voice
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Examples from the Web for unvoiced
Historical Examples
  • It is considered the proper thing to talk in England of the unvoiced millions of India.

    From One Generation to Another Henry Seton Merriman
  • The effect of his loud insistence was to increase the unvoiced uneasiness.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • He understood it to be an unvoiced apology of its owner for her suspicions, and his instinct was correct.

    Bucky O'Connor William MacLeod Raine
  • There was an unvoiced command to silence that no human sense could understand.

    Wood Folk at School William J. Long
  • An unvoiced command seemed to run up and down the line of waiting cubs.

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

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • An almost noiseless movement presently began in the dark, by a general and unvoiced impulse.

  • She had no feeling other than a great, unvoiced joy in the splendid manhood of it all.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • In this vast land men speak not of bread as the staff of life; their unvoiced prayer is, "Give us our fish in due season."

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Naxa was aware of it too, stirring in the saddle with unvoiced feelings.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for unvoiced

unvoiced

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

unvoice

/ʌnˈvɔɪs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to pronounce without vibration of the vocal cords
2.
another word for devoice
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