Definitions for voice
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word voice.
the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
"A shrill voice sounded behind us"
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"
a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance
"the noisy voice of the waterfall"; "the incessant voices of the artillery"
expressing in coherent verbal form
"the articulation of my feelings"; "I gave voice to my feelings"
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"
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"
(metonymy) a singer
"he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"
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"
the ability to speak
"he lost his voice"
(linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
"he tried to sing the tenor part"
give voice to
"He voiced his concern"
voice, sound, vocalize, vocaliseverb
utter with vibrating vocal chords
The tone or sound emitted by anything
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.
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 , , sh, etc., and also whisper.
The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice
Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion
Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
Command; precept; now chiefly used in scriptural language.
One who speaks; a speaker.
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.
A flag associated with a user on a channel, determining whether or not they can send messages to the channel.
To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.
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.
To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
To vote; to elect; to appoint Shakespeare
To clamor; to cry out, to steven South
To assign the voice flag to a user on IRC, permitting them to send messages to the channel.
To act as a voice actor to portray a character.
The human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal tract.
Voice can refer to multiple meanings depending on the context. However, in its most general sense, voice can be defined as the sound produced when air passes through the vocal cords, typically used for speaking or singing. It is an individual's unique way of expressing themselves through verbal communication. Voice can also refer to the distinct style, tone, or manner of expression used by a writer or an artist in their work, reflecting their personality or perspective. Additionally, voice can describe an individual's right to express their opinions, beliefs, or ideas, often associated with the concepts of freedom of speech and self-expression.
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
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
the tone or sound emitted by anything
the faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice
language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion
opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote
command; precept; -- now chiefly used in scriptural language
one who speaks; a speaker
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
to give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation
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
to fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ
to vote; to elect; to appoint
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.]
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
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
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
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.
0.) The volumed pitch of a sound or a word uttering sensible wisdom used in the production of speech sounds used in a range of artistic or stylistic forms, techniques, or movements such as sign language. 1.) The sound produced in a person's larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song. An agency by which a particular point of view is expressed or represented. 2.) The range of a pitch or type of tone with which a person sings, such as soprano or tenor. A vocal part in a composition. Each of the notes or sounds able to be produced simultaneously by a musical instrument or a computer. 3.) Sound uttered with resonance of the vocal cords. 4.) A form or set of forms of a verb showing the relations of the subject to the action. Express something in words. 5.) Regulate the tone quality of a particular emotion, opinion, or point of view to be expressed.
Every noun displays a verb, just as every person has a voice.
Etymology: Righteous Word
Submitted by Tony_Elyon on October 22, 2023
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
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
To express or communicate.
He did always voice how he felt and knew his voice was heard.
Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020
Song lyrics by voice -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by voice on the Lyrics.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Voice is ranked #64891 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Voice surname appeared 306 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Voice.
73.8% or 226 total occurrences were White.
11.7% or 36 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
9.4% or 29 total occurrences were Black.
1.9% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'voice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #502
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'voice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1428
Rank popularity for the word 'voice' in Nouns Frequency: #174
Rank popularity for the word 'voice' in Verbs Frequency: #267
The numerical value of voice in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of voice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice-that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.'
A large percentage of these missing girls are indigenous, but this is not just an indigenous problem. This is a human problem. And right now, I have a voice. You have a voice. Those who are missing do not have a voice, and we need to be that voice for them.
Our American past always speaks to us with two voices the voice of the past, and the voice of the present. We are always asking two quite different questions. Historians reading the words of John Winthrop usually ask, What did they mean to him Citizens ask, What do they mean to us Historians are trained to seek the original meaning all of us want to know the present meaning.
O how wonderful is the human voice! It is indeed the organ of the soul. The intellect of man sits enshrined visibly upon his forehead and in his eye; and the heart of man is written upon his countenance. But the soul reveals itself in the voice only, as God revealed himself to the prophet in the still small voice, and in a voice from the Burning Bush. The soul of man is audible, not visible. A sound alone betrays the flowing of the eternal fountain invisible to man.
This technology is 100 percent dependent on having consistent, high-quality voice material to work with. Since ALS/MND is a progressive and sometimes unpredictable disease, we believe it’s crucial to get the message out now and encourage more people to start voice banking while they still can, so they have the voice material necessary to recreate their ‘Revoice’ when the full application launches.
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