devoice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ voice.

Verb[edit]

devoice (third-person singular simple present devoices, present participle devoicing, simple past and past participle devoiced)

  1. (transitive, phonetics) To pronounce a word with little movement of the vocal cords
  2. (transitive, Internet) To remove the voice flag from a user on IRC, preventing them from sending messages to the channel.