Devocalize

Definition of Devocalize

De`vo´cal`ize
v. t.1.To make toneless; to deprive of vowel quality.
If we take a high vowel, such as (i) [= nearly i of bit], and devocalize it, we obtain a hiss which is quite distinct enough to stand for a weak (jh).
- H. Sweet.
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