Devocalize De*vo"cal*ize, v. t. To make toneless; to deprive of vowel quality. -- {De*vo`cal*i*za"tion}, n. [1913 Webster]

If we take a high vowel, such as (i) [= nearly i of bit], and devocalize it, we obtain a hiss which is quite distinct enough to stand for a weak (jh). --H. Sweet. [1913 Webster]

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