Definition of devoice in English:

devoice

Syllabification: de·voice
Pronunciation: /dēˈvois
 
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verb

[with object] Phonetics
  • Make (a vowel or voiced consonant) voiceless.
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    • 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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