Definitions for VOICEvɔɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

voicevɔɪs(n.; v.)voiced, voic•ing.

  1. (n.)the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, esp. of human beings in speaking, singing, etc.

  2. the faculty or power of uttering sounds through the mouth by the controlled expulsion of air; speech:

    to lose one's voice.

  3. such sounds as distinctive to an individual.

  4. such sounds with reference to their character or quality.

  5. the condition or effectiveness of the voice for speaking or singing:

    to be in poor voice.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. a sound likened to or resembling vocal utterance.

  7. something likened to speech as conveying impressions to the mind:

    the voice of one's conscience.

  8. expression in words or by other means:

    to give voice to one's disapproval.

  9. the right to present and receive consideration of one's desires or opinions:

    to have a voice in company policy.

  10. an expressed opinion, choice, will, or desire:

    the voice of the people.

  11. a person or other agency through which something is expressed or revealed:

    the voice of doom.

  12. a person or other agency through which the views of another person or a group are expressed:

    the voice of the opposition.

  13. a singer:

    He is one of the great voices in opera.

    Category: Music and Dance

  14. a melodic part in a musical composition:

    a fugue with three voices.

    Category: Music and Dance

  15. the audible result produced by vibration of the vocal cords as air is expelled from the lungs.

    Category: Phonetics

  16. a category or set of categories of the verb used to indicate the relation of the subject to the verb as performer, undergoer, or beneficiary of its action, and indicated by verbal inflection or by syntactic devices:

    the active voice; the passive voice.

    Category: Grammar

  17. the finer regulation, as of intensity and color, in tuning, esp. of a piano or organ.

    Category: Music and Dance

  18. (v.t.)to give utterance or expression to; declare; proclaim.

  19. to regulate the tone of, as the pipes of an organ.

    Category: Music and Dance

  20. to utter with the voice.

  21. to pronounce with vibration of the vocal cords.

    Category: Phonetics

Idioms for voice:

  1. with one voice, in accord; unanimously.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of voice:

1250–1300; ME (n.) < AF voiz, voice (OF voiz, vois) < L vōcem, acc. of vōx; akin to vocāre to call, Gk óps voice, épos word (see epic ), Skt vakti (he) speaks

voic′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. voice(noun)

    the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech

    "A shrill voice sounded behind us"

  2. voice, vocalization, vocalisation, vocalism, phonation, vox(noun)

    the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

    "a singer takes good care of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"

  3. voice(noun)

    a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance

    "the noisy voice of the waterfall"; "the incessant voices of the artillery"

  4. articulation, voice(noun)

    expressing in coherent verbal form

    "the articulation of my feelings"; "I gave voice to my feelings"

  5. voice(noun)

    a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated

    "the voice of the law"; "the Times is not the voice of New York"; "conservatism has many voices"

  6. voice(noun)

    something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression

    "the wee small voice of conscience"; "the voice of experience"; "he said his voices told him to do it"

  7. voice(noun)

    (metonymy) a singer

    "he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"

  8. spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice(noun)

    an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

    "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

  9. voice(noun)

    the ability to speak

    "he lost his voice"

  10. voice(noun)

    (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

  11. part, voice(verb)

    the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

    "he tried to sing the tenor part"

  12. voice(verb)

    give voice to

    "He voiced his concern"

  13. voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    utter with vibrating vocal chords

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. voice(noun)ɔɪs

    the sound that comes out of your mouth when you speak or sing

    She spoke in a loud/quiet voice.; his amazing singing voice

  2. voiceɔɪs

    to speak in a loud, angry way

    My father never raised his voice at me.

  3. voiceɔɪs

    indicates the lowering of a boy's voice during puberty

    His voice is starting to break.

  4. voiceɔɪs

    to not be able to speak because of illness

    I'm starting to lose my voice.

  5. voiceɔɪs

    an expression of the opinions of a group

    The newspaper is the voice of the poor.

  6. voice(verb)ɔɪs

    to express your thoughts or opinions

    to voice your concerns

Wiktionary

  1. voice(Noun)

    The tone or sound emitted by anything

  2. voice(Noun)

    Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; steven; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice; a pleasant voice; a low voice.

  3. voice(Noun)

    Sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b, v, d, etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; u2014 distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in , , sh, etc., and also whisper.

  4. voice(Noun)

    The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice

  5. voice(Noun)

    Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion

  6. voice(Noun)

    Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.

  7. voice(Noun)

    Command; precept; u2014 now chiefly used in scriptural language.

  8. voice(Noun)

    One who speaks; a speaker.

  9. voice(Noun)

    A particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.

  10. voice(Noun)

    A flag associated with a user on a channel, determining whether or not they can send messages to the channel.

  11. voice(Verb)

    To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.

  12. voice(Verb)

    To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.

  13. voice(Verb)

    To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.

  14. voice(Verb)

    To vote; to elect; to appoint u2014 Shakespeare

  15. voice(Verb)

    To clamor; to cry out, to steven u2014 South

  16. voice(Verb)

    To assign the voice flag to a user on IRC, permitting them to send messages to the channel.

  17. voice(Verb)

    To act as a voice actor to portray a character.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voice(noun)

    sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice; a pleasant voice; a low voice

  2. Voice(noun)

    sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b, v, d, etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; -- distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in f, s, sh, etc., and also whisper

  3. Voice(noun)

    the tone or sound emitted by anything

  4. Voice(noun)

    the faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice

  5. Voice(noun)

    language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion

  6. Voice(noun)

    opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote

  7. Voice(noun)

    command; precept; -- now chiefly used in scriptural language

  8. Voice(noun)

    one who speaks; a speaker

  9. Voice(noun)

    a particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses

  10. Voice(verb)

    to give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation

  11. Voice(verb)

    to utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper

  12. Voice(verb)

    to fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ

  13. Voice(verb)

    to vote; to elect; to appoint

  14. Voice(verb)

    to clamor; to cry out

Freebase

  1. Voice

    Voice or voicing is a term used in phonetics and phonology to characterize speech sounds, with sounds described as either voiceless or voiced. The term, however, is used to refer to two separate concepts. Voicing can refer to the articulatory process in which the vocal cords vibrate. This is its primary use in phonetics to describe phones, which are particular speech sounds. It can also refer to a classification of speech sounds that tend to be associated with vocal cord vibration but need not actually be voiced at the articulatory level. This is the term's primary use in phonology when describing phonemes, or in phonetics when describing phones. At the articulatory level, a voiced sound is one in which the vocal cords vibrate, and a voiceless sound is one in which they do not. For example, voicing accounts for the difference between the pair of sounds associated with the English letters "s" and "z". The two sounds are transcribed as and to distinguish them from the English letters, which have several possible pronunciations depending on context. If one places the fingers on the voice box, one can feel a vibration when one pronounces zzzz, but not when one pronounces ssss. In most European languages, with a notable exception being Icelandic, vowels and other sonorants are modally voiced.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. voice

    To phone someone, as opposed to emailing them or connecting in talk mode. “I'm busy now; I'll voice you later.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Voice

    The sounds produced by humans by the passage of air through the LARYNX and over the VOCAL CORDS, and then modified by the resonance organs, the NASOPHARYNX, and the MOUTH.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VOICE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #502

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VOICE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1428

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VOICE' in Nouns Frequency: #174

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VOICE' in Verbs Frequency: #267


Translations for VOICE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

voice(noun)

the sounds from the mouth made in speaking or singing

He has a very deep voice; He spoke in a quiet/loud/angry/kind voice.

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