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Definition of "voice" []

  • The sound produced by the vocal organs of a vertebrate, especially a human. (noun)
  • The ability to produce such sounds. (noun)
  • A specified quality, condition, or pitch of vocal sound: a hoarse voice; the child's piping voice. (noun)
  • Linguistics Expiration of air through vibrating vocal cords, used in the production of vowels and voiced consonants. (noun)
  • A sound resembling or reminiscent of vocal utterance: the murmuring voice of the forest. (noun)
  • The sound made by the vibration of the vocal cords, esp when modified by the resonant effect of the tongue and mouth (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The natural and distinctive tone of the speech sounds characteristic of a particular person (noun)
  • The condition, quality, effectiveness, or tone of such sounds (noun)
  • The musical sound of a singing voice, with respect to its quality or tone (noun)
  • The ability to speak, sing, etc (noun)
  • A sound resembling or suggestive of vocal utterance (noun)
  • Written or spoken expression, as of feeling, opinion, etc (esp in the phrase give voice to) (noun)
  • A stated choice, wish, or opinion or the power or right to have an opinion heard and considered (noun)
  • A distinctive style of writing (noun)
  • An agency through which is communicated another's purpose, policy, etc (noun)
  • Musical notes produced by vibrations of the vocal cords at various frequencies and in certain registers (noun)
  • (in harmony) an independent melodic line or part (noun)
  • The sound characterizing the articulation of several speech sounds, including all vowels or sonants, that is produced when the vocal cords make loose contact with each other and are set in vibration by the breath as it forces its way through the glottis (noun)
  • A category of the verb or verbal inflections that expresses whether the relation between the subject and the verb is that of agent and action, action and recipient, or some other relation (noun)
  • Rumour (noun)
  • Fame; renown (noun)
  • To utter in words; give expression to (verb)
  • To articulate (a speech sound) with voice (verb)
  • To adjust (a wind instrument or organ pipe) so that it conforms to the correct standards of tone colour, pitch, etc (verb)
  • To provide the voice for (a puppet or cartoon character) in an animated film (verb)

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Use "voice" in a sentence
  • "The other voice was just a plain _voice_, Judith decided."
  • "Then through the gloom, with clear-pealing voice from across the stream, she called on Phrontis, the youngest of Phrixus 'sons, and he with his brothers and Aeson's son recognised the maiden's _voice_; and in silence his comrades wondered when they knew that it was so in truth."
  • "It is to select certain sopranos, and when the voice breaks, let them pass to the alto part, and _continue to use the head voice_."