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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voicingnoun

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


  1. voicingnoun

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

  2. voicingnoun

    a particular arrangement of notes to form a chord.

  3. voicingnoun

    the articulatory process in which the vocal cords vibrate

  4. voicingnoun

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


  1. voicing

    Voicing is a term used in phonetics and phonology to describe a sound's characteristic of vibration in the vocal chords. It refers to the activation of the vocal folds during the articulation of a consonant or vowel sound. In other words, it's the difference between sounds like p/b, t/d, k/g in English language, where the only difference is that the second member of the pair involves a vibration of the vocal cords.

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.

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  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

Examples of voicing in a Sentence

  1. Ahmed Korayem:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    Voicing one's virtues is the deadliest of vices

  4. 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.

  5. Felicity Party:

    The disappearance of justice is already worrying everyone, people are concerned about openly voicing their opinions.

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