What does voicing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voicing(noun)

    the act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color


  1. voicing(Noun)

    the final regulation of the pitch and tone of any sound-producing entity, especially a musical instrument

  2. voicing(Noun)

    a particular arrangement of notes to form a chord.

  3. voicing(Noun)

    the articulatory process in which the vocal cords vibrate

  4. voicing(Noun)

    a classification of speech sounds that tend to be associated with vocal cord vibration

Webster Dictionary

  1. Voicing

    of Voice


  1. Voicing

    In music composition and arranging, a voicing is the instrumentation and vertical spacing and ordering of the pitches in a chord. Which note is on the bottom determines the inversion. Voicing is "the manner in which one distributes, or spaces, notes and chords among the various instruments" and spacing or "simultaneous vertical placement of notes in relation to each other." For example, the following three chords are root-position C major triads voiced differently: All three voicings above are in root position, while the first is in close position, the most compact voicing, and the second and third are in open position, which includes wider spacing. In triadic chords, close root position voicing is the most compact voicing in thirds which has the root in the bass. Open and closed harmony are harmony and harmonization constructed from open and close position chords, respectively. The Psalms chord is noted for its characteristic spacing of an E-minor triad.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voicing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voicing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ahmed Korayem:

    Voicing one's virtues is the deadliest of vices

  2. Ahmed Korayem:

    No vice is more irksome than that of voicing one's virtues

  3. Emma Leach:

    It's like a modern-day constituent letter, they're tweeting at their president, they're voicing their opinion, and they're more politically involved.

  4. Sergio Uzurin:

    Voicing your opinion is not enough, you have to disrupt business as usual for this to happen and that's the only thing that's ever made change. It's the real way democracies function.

  5. The Strasbourg-based court:

    The Swiss courts appeared to have censured Mr Perincek simply for voicing an opinion that diverged from the established ones in Switzerland, and the interference with his right to freedom of expression had taken the serious form of a criminal conviction.

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Translations for voicing

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  • soinnuttaminen, virittäminen, soinnutusFinnish
  • 清濁, ボイシングJapanese
  • зво́нкость, озвонче́ниеRussian

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