- (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Voice, especially when loud or strong.
(third-person singular simple present stevvons, present participle stevvoning, simple past and past participle stevvoned)
From Middle English stevenen, stefnen, from Old English ġestefnian, āstemnian (“to speak up to, give voice for, appoint”), from Proto-Germanic *stebnōną, *stemnōną (“to voice”), from Proto-Indo-European *stemno-, *stomen- (“mouth, muzzle”). Cognate with Old Norse stefna, stemna. More at steven.