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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35%), and unvoiced sounds are dominant in whisper (99.
Since the wave forms of unvoiced sounds are of stochastic nature (turbulence of airflow in the vocal tract speakers) as it is the noise of the system for recording and transmission of speech, it has got the impact on the fact that the dominant distribution is Gaussian.
Physiologically, the vocal folds must be close together to produce a voiced sound, and wide apart for unvoiced sounds.
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.
Stutterers are also slower to make transitions from voiced sounds (when the vocal cords vibrate) to unvoiced sounds (when the vocal cords do not vibrate).