transitive verb Date: 1637 devoice

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  • unvoice — [un vois′] vt. unvoiced, unvoicing Phonet. to make (a normally voiced sound) voiceless by uttering the corresponding voiceless sound; make surd [to unvoice the s in has when saying “has to”] …   English World dictionary

  • unvoice — /un voys /, v.t., v.i. unvoiced, unvoicing. Phonet. devoice. [1630 40; UN 2 + VOICE] * * * …   Universalium

  • unvoice — un·voice …   English syllables

  • unvoice — un•voice [[t]ʌnˈvɔɪs[/t]] v. t. v. i. voiced, voic•ing phn devoice • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • unvoice — /ʌnˈvɔɪs/ (say un voys) verb (t) (unvoiced, unvoicing) Phonetics to pronounce a voiced sound in such a way that vocal cord vibrations are heard during part of its duration only. Before a pause, the end of a voiced fricative is unvoiced in English …   Australian English dictionary

  • unvoice — “+ transitive verb Etymology: un (II) + voice : devoice …   Useful 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

  • Common Eldarin — Common Eldarin, or simply Eldarin, is a constructed language devised by J. R. R. Tolkien. It is one of the many fictional language set in his Secondary world, often called Middle earth. Common Eldarin is a tongue spoken by Elves called Eldar or… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • de|vo´cal|i|za´tion — de|vo|cal|ize «dee VOH kuh lyz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. Phonetics. to deprive of vocal or sonant qualities; unvoice. –de|vo´cal|i|za´tion, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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