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Make (a vowel or voiced consonant) voiceless.‘the devoicing of the final consonant is compensated for by a lengthening of the preceding vowel or diphthong’
- ‘Final voiced consonants tend to be devoiced: ‘dok’ for dog, ‘piecess’ for pieces.’
- ‘Among other things, it's not uncommon to hear a German native speaker devoicing at least some final consonants while speaking English.’
- ‘The other step in making granted sound exactly the same as granite is to devoice the final /d/.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.