devoice
transitive verb Date: 1932 to pronounce (as a sometimes or formerly voiced sound) without vibration of the vocal cords

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • devoice — [dē vō′kəl īz΄] vt. devocalized, devocalizing [dē vois′] vt. devoiced, devoicing UNVOICE: also devocalize [dē vō′kəl īz΄] vt. devocalized, devocalizing …   English World dictionary

  • devoice — UK [diːˈvɔɪs] / US [dɪˈvɔɪs] verb [transitive] Word forms devoice : present tense I/you/we/they devoice he/she/it devoices present participle devoicing past tense devoiced past participle devoiced linguistics to pronounce a vowel or consonant… …   English dictionary

  • devoice — /dee voys /, v., devoiced, devoicing. Phonet. v.t. 1. to pronounce (an ordinarily voiced speech sound) without vibration of the vocal cords; make voiceless. v.i. 2. to devoice a speech sound. Also, unvoice. [1930 35; DE + VOICE] * * * …   Universalium

  • devoice — de•voice [[t]diˈvɔɪs[/t]] v. voiced, voic•ing 1) phn to pronounce (an ordinarily voiced speech sound) without or with reduced vibration of the vocal cords 2) phn to devoice a speech sound • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • devoice — verb a) To pronounce a word with little movement of the vocal chords b) To remove the voice flag from a user on IRC, preventing them from sending messages to the channel …   Wiktionary

  • devoice — verb Phonetics make (a vowel or voiced consonant) voiceless …   English new terms dictionary

  • devoice — de·voice …   English syllables

  • devoice — /diˈvɔɪs/ (say dee voys) verb (t) (devoiced, devoicing) Phonetics to make (a voiced sound) voiceless. Also, devocalise …   Australian English dictionary

  • devoice — verb utter with tense vocal chords • Ant: ↑voice • Hypernyms: ↑pronounce, ↑articulate, ↑enounce, ↑sound out, ↑enunciate, ↑say • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • devocalize — transitive verb Date: 1877 devoice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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