devoice

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

Definition of devoice

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of devoice

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Devoice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devoice. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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