semi-voiced

See also: semivoiced

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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 notesEdit

Specific examples of semi-voiced sounds include:

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