semi-voiced

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

semi-voiced ‎(comparative more semi-voiced, superlative most semi-voiced)

  1. (phonetics) Of consonants, formed by making a voiced consonant, but with the vocal folds closed.

Usage notes[edit]

Specific examples of semi-voiced sounds include:

  • v (formed as an f, but closed)
  • z (formed as an s, but closed)