un·​voiced | \ ˌən-ˈvȯist How to pronounce unvoiced (audio) \

Definition of unvoiced

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

Examples of unvoiced in a Sentence

The “th” in the word “thing” is unvoiced. an unvoiced promise to be waiting for him when he returned from the war
Recent Examples on the Web The event also reaffirms Antonio’s unvoiced yearning to reevaluate his uprooting — a need depicted throughout the film with magical realist underwater sequences that invoke an otherworldly atmosphere. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021 Her family’s return to the outside world and Texas was clouded by unvoiced shame and confusion. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2021 These unvoiced consonant sounds are common in most of our species’ languages. Jan Osterkamp, Scientific American, 8 Mar. 2021 The movie lacks literal and figurative mirror scenes, moments in which the abysses of self-reflection open the characters to themselves and bring to light their unvoiced doubts about their very identities. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 22 Dec. 2020 Their language is spare, seemingly etched, and spoken with a formal, even archaic diction that calls attention to the spelling of words that contain usually silent consonants or unvoiced vowels. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 13 Jan. 2017 The question carries an undertone of anxiety, audible though unvoiced, like the drone-strings of a robab. Scarlett Thomas, New York Times, 27 May 2016 Instead, this chilly tale of violent secrets and unvoiced misery relies heavily on the skill of actors who seem to know that one false move could tip the whole enterprise into comedy. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 15 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of unvoiced

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unvoiced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unvoiced. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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