Definition of devoice in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈvɔɪs/


[with object] Phonetics
Make (a vowel or voiced consonant) voiceless: (as noun devoicing) the devoicing of the final consonant is compensated for by a lengthening of the preceding vowel or diphthong
More 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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