unvoiced

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

Definition of unvoiced

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

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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

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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, "Eugène Green’s “The Son of Joseph,” a Grand and Comedic Drama of Father and Son," 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, "‘The Mirror Thief,’ by Martin Seay," 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, "Review: In ‘Harmonium,’ a Family Lets the Wrong One In," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of unvoiced

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near unvoiced

unvocal

unvocalized

unvoice

unvoiced

unvouched

unvowed

unvowelled

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The first known use of unvoiced was in 1859

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unvoiced

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unvoiced

: not expressed in spoken words
linguistics, of a speech sound : made without vibrating your vocal cords

unvoiced

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

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