Definition of unvoiced in English:


Syllabification: un·voiced
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈvoist


  • 1Not expressed in words; unuttered: a person’s unvoiced thoughts
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    • She executes her role as the lone family friend with a perfect unvoiced presence - her understanding of their isolation is touching.
    • As she points out in her excellent introduction, here we are hearing an implicit, unvoiced apprehension about her background.
    • An unvoiced sob now hovered behind her words, making her sound intolerably vulnerable to this new enemy, but there was nothing she could do about it.
  • 2 Phonetics (Of a speech sound) uttered without vibration of the vocal cords.
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    • This invention presents a voicing determination algorithm for classification of a speech signal segment as voiced or unvoiced.
    • The difference between voiced and unvoiced cognate consonants in the initial position appears to be highly dependent upon voice-onset-time (VOT).

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