devoice(redirected from devocalise)
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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.
(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.v.i.
2. to devoice a speech sound.
Past participle: devoiced
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|Verb||1.||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?"