unvoiced sound

unvoiced sound

[¦ən‚vȯist ′sau̇nd]
(linguistics)
Speech sounds produced when the vocal folds are apart and are not vibrating.
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For Unvoiced Sounds (UV):} a different white noise sequence is used.
Thus, the difference between "b," "d," "g," and "p,", "t," "k," which are voiced and unvoiced sounds respectively, can be heard - or felt - if they are pronounced with one's hands over one's ears; "b," "d," and "g" produce a vibration of the vocal chords ("voicing") that is absent in the pronunciation of "p," "t," and "k.