Definition of unvoiced in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈvoist/


1Not expressed in words; unuttered: a person’s unvoiced thoughts
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Words that rhyme with unvoiced

foist, hoist, joist, moist
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