Definition of devoice in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈvois/


[with object] Phonetics
Make (a vowel or voiced consonant) voiceless.
Example sentences
  • Final voiced consonants tend to be devoiced: ‘dok’ for dog, ‘piecess’ for pieces.
  • The other step in making granted sound exactly the same as granite is to devoice the final /d/.
  • Among other things, it's not uncommon to hear a German native speaker devoicing at least some final consonants while speaking English.

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Syllabification: de·voice

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