unvoiced

adjective un·voiced \ ˌən-ˈvȯist \

Definition of unvoiced

1 : not verbally expressed
  • unvoiced fears
2 : voiceless 2
  • unvoiced consonants

Examples of unvoiced in a Sentence

  1. The “th” in the word “thing” is unvoiced.

  2. an unvoiced promise to be waiting for him when he returned from the war

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First Known Use of unvoiced

1859

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNVOICED Defined for English Language Learners

unvoiced

Definition of unvoiced for English Language Learners

  • : not expressed in spoken words

  • linguistics of a speech sound : made without vibrating your vocal cords


UNVOICED Defined for Kids

unvoiced

adjective un·voiced \ ˌən-ˈvȯist \

Definition of unvoiced for Students

: voiceless 2

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