devoice

verb

de·​voice (ˌ)dē-ˈvȯis How to pronounce devoice (audio)
devoiced; devoicing; devoices

transitive verb

: to pronounce (a sometimes voiced or formerly voiced sound) without vibration of the vocal cords

Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devoice was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Devoice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devoice. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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