What does voice mean?

Definitions for voice
vɔɪsvoice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voicenoun

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

    "A shrill voice sounded behind us"

  2. voice, vocalization, vocalisation, vocalism, phonation, voxnoun

    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. voicenoun

    a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance

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

  4. articulation, voicenoun

    expressing in coherent verbal form

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

  5. voicenoun

    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. voicenoun

    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. voicenoun

    (metonymy) a singer

    "he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"

  8. spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voicenoun

    an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

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

  9. voicenoun

    the ability to speak

    "he lost his voice"

  10. voicenoun

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

  11. part, voiceverb

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

    "he tried to sing the tenor part"

  12. voiceverb

    give voice to

    "He voiced his concern"

  13. voice, sound, vocalize, vocaliseverb

    utter with vibrating vocal chords

Wiktionary

  1. voicenoun

    The tone or sound emitted by anything

  2. voicenoun

    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. voicenoun

    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. voicenoun

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

  5. voicenoun

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

  6. voicenoun

    Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.

  7. voicenoun

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

  8. voicenoun

    One who speaks; a speaker.

  9. voicenoun

    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. voicenoun

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

  11. voiceverb

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

  12. voiceverb

    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. voiceverb

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

  14. voiceverb

    To vote; to elect; to appoint u2014 Shakespeare

  15. voiceverb

    To clamor; to cry out, to steven u2014 South

  16. voiceverb

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

  17. voiceverb

    To act as a voice actor to portray a character.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voicenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  2. Voicenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  3. Voicenoun

    the tone or sound emitted by anything

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  4. Voicenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  5. Voicenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  6. Voicenoun

    opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  7. Voicenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  8. Voicenoun

    one who speaks; a speaker

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  9. Voicenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  10. Voiceverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  11. Voiceverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  12. Voiceverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  13. Voiceverb

    to vote; to elect; to appoint

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

  14. Voiceverb

    to clamor; to cry out

    Etymology: [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. a word, a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erwhnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Voice

    vois, n. sound from the mouth: sound given out by anything: utterance or mode of utterance: language: expression: expressed opinion: one who speaks: (Shak.) reputation: sound uttered with resonance of the vocal chords: vote: (gram.) mode of inflecting verbs, as being active or passive.—v.t. to give utterance to, declare, announce: to fit for sounding: to regulate the tone of: to utter with voice or tone, as distinguished from breath.—adjs. Voiced, furnished with a voice; Voice′ful, having a voice: vocal.—n. Voice′fulness.—adj. Voice′less, having no voice or vote.—ns. Voice′lessness; Voic′er; Voic′ing, the regulating of the tone of organ pipes, ensuring proper power, pitch, and quality.—In my voice (Shak.), in my name; Inner voice, part, in music, a voice-part intermediate between the highest and the lowest; In voice, in good condition for singing or speaking.—With one voice, unanimously. [O. Fr. voix—L. vox, vocis; akin to Gr. epos, a word.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. voice

    Sound created with the mouth when a person speaks.

    Her voice is so beautiful and he loves it.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  
  2. voice

    The sound we hear when a person speaks.

    Our voices are so beautiful, each of us have our beautiful tone and voice.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 25, 2020  
  3. voice

    To express or communicate.

    He did always voice how he felt and knew his voice was heard.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voice in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of voice in a Sentence

  1. Derb Carter:

    This questions the establishment of a commission that wrote rules that are inadequate to protect the water, the environment and the adjoining property owners, we are seeing emerging and increasing opposition to fracking in North Carolina, and this will allow the public in many ways to continue to voice their concerns.

  2. Naghmeh Abedini:

    It’s been always my hope that the pope would get involved, he has a powerful voice to the Iranian government.

  3. Sybrina Fulton:

    At first, I didn't want to be the voice for Trayvon after he died but I decided I have no choice. Now, I'm called to act, and called to serve, it became clear to me there's an opportunity to turn our family's tragedy into something positive for many other families.

  4. Nicola Sturgeon:

    The only vote that counts is the one on Thursday, the more seats the SNP wins on Thursday, the louder Scotland's voice is going to be and the more influence for progressive politics we are going to have at Westminster.

  5. Chris Shoemaker:

    The Morris Award committee wants a distinct voice that takes readers to new places, they have exemplary voice, as well as strong world-building and character development.

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