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tr.v. de·voiced, de·voic·ing, de·voic·es
To pronounce (a normally voiced sound) without vibration of the vocal cords so as to make it wholly or partly voiceless.


(diːˈvɔɪs) ,




(Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) phonetics to make (a voiced speech sound) voiceless



v. -voiced, -voic•ing. v.t.
1. to pronounce (an ordinarily voiced speech sound) without or with reduced vibration of the vocal cords.
2. to devoice a speech sound.


Past participle: devoiced
Gerund: devoicing

I devoice
you devoice
he/she/it devoices
we devoice
you devoice
they devoice
I devoiced
you devoiced
he/she/it devoiced
we devoiced
you devoiced
they devoiced
Present Continuous
I am devoicing
you are devoicing
he/she/it is devoicing
we are devoicing
you are devoicing
they are devoicing
Present Perfect
I have devoiced
you have devoiced
he/she/it has devoiced
we have devoiced
you have devoiced
they have devoiced
Past Continuous
I was devoicing
you were devoicing
he/she/it was devoicing
we were devoicing
you were devoicing
they were devoicing
Past Perfect
I had devoiced
you had devoiced
he/she/it had devoiced
we had devoiced
you had devoiced
they had devoiced
I will devoice
you will devoice
he/she/it will devoice
we will devoice
you will devoice
they will devoice
Future Perfect
I will have devoiced
you will have devoiced
he/she/it will have devoiced
we will have devoiced
you will have devoiced
they will have devoiced
Future Continuous
I will be devoicing
you will be devoicing
he/she/it will be devoicing
we will be devoicing
you will be devoicing
they will be devoicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been devoicing
you have been devoicing
he/she/it has been devoicing
we have been devoicing
you have been devoicing
they have been devoicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been devoicing
you will have been devoicing
he/she/it will have been devoicing
we will have been devoicing
you will have been devoicing
they will have been devoicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been devoicing
you had been devoicing
he/she/it had been devoicing
we had been devoicing
you had been devoicing
they had been devoicing
I would devoice
you would devoice
he/she/it would devoice
we would devoice
you would devoice
they would devoice
Past Conditional
I would have devoiced
you would have devoiced
he/she/it would have devoiced
we would have devoiced
you would have devoiced
they would have devoiced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.devoice - utter with tense vocal chords
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
vocalize, voice, vocalise, sound - utter with vibrating vocal chords
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