Definition of Voice

1. Noun. The distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech. "A shrill voice sounded behind us"

Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Androglossia



2. Verb. Give voice to. "He voiced his concern"
Generic synonyms: Express, Give Tongue To, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Voicer

3. Noun. The sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract. "The giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
Exact synonyms: Phonation, Vocalisation, Vocalism, Vocalization, Vox
Generic synonyms: Communication
Specialized synonyms: Singing Voice, Sprechgesang, Sprechstimme, Voice Over
Derivative terms: Phonate, Vocalise, Vocalist, Vocalize

4. Verb. Utter with vibrating vocal chords.
Exact synonyms: Sound, Vocalise, Vocalize
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out
Specialized synonyms: Chirk, Quaver, Waver
Derivative terms: Sonant, Sound, Vocalisation, Vocaliser, Vocalization, Vocalizer, Vocalizer
Antonyms: Devoice

5. Noun. A sound suggestive of a vocal utterance. "The incessant voices of the artillery"
Generic synonyms: Sound

6. Noun. Expressing in coherent verbal form. "I gave voice to my feelings"
Exact synonyms: Articulation
Generic synonyms: Expression, Verbal Expression, Verbalism
Derivative terms: Articulate, Articulate, Articulate

7. Noun. A means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated. "Conservatism has many voices"
Generic synonyms: Agency, Means, Way

8. Noun. Something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression. "He said his voices told him to do it"
Generic synonyms: Communication

9. Noun. (metonymy) a singer. "He wanted to hear trained voices sing it"
Category relationships: Metonymy
Generic synonyms: Singer, Vocaliser, Vocalist, Vocalizer

10. Noun. An advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose. "The meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

11. Noun. The ability to speak. "He lost his voice"
Generic synonyms: Physical Ability
Specialized synonyms: Lung-power

12. Noun. (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes.
Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Grammatical Relation
Specialized synonyms: Active, Active Voice, Passive, Passive Voice

13. Noun. The melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music. "He tried to sing the tenor part"

Definition of Voice

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

3. v. i. To clamor; to cry out.

4. n. 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.

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

6. v. i. To clamor; to cry out.

Definition of Voice

1. 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'''. ¹

2. Noun. (phonetics) 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''. ¹

3. Noun. The tone or sound emitted by anything ¹

4. Noun. The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the '''voice''' ¹

5. Noun. Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion ¹

6. Noun. Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote. ¹

7. Noun. Command; precept; — now chiefly used in scriptural language. ¹

8. Noun. One who speaks; a speaker. ¹

9. Noun. (grammar) 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. ¹

10. Noun. (Internet IRC) A flag associated with a user on a channel, determining whether or not they can send messages to the channel. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to '''voice''' the sentiments of the nation. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive phonology) 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. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to '''voice''' the pipes of an organ. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To vote; to elect; to appoint — Shakespeare ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To clamor; to cry out, to steven — South ¹

16. Verb. (transitive Internet) To assign the voice flag to a user on IRC, permitting them to send messages to the channel. ¹

17. Verb. (television film) To act as a voice actor to portray a character. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Voice

1. to express or utter [v VOICED, VOICING, VOICES]

Medical Definition of Voice

1. 1. 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. "He with a manly voice saith his message." (Chaucer) "Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman." (Shak) "Thy voice is music." (Shak) "Join thy voice unto the angel choir." (Milton) 2. 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. Voice, in this sense, is produced by vibration of the so-called vocal cords in the larynx which act upon the air, not in the manner of the strings of a stringed instrument, but as a pair of membranous tongues, or reeds, which, being continually forced apart by the outgoing current of breath, and continually brought together again by their own elasticity and muscular tension, break the breath current into a series of puffs, or pulses, sufficiently rapid to cause the sensation of tone. The power, or loudness, of such a tone depends on the force of the separate pulses, and this is determined by the pressure of the expired air, together with the resistance on the part of the vocal cords which is continually overcome. Its pitch depends on the number of aerial pulses within a given time, that is, on the rapidity of their succession. 3. The tone or sound emitted by anything. "After the fire a still small voice." (1 Kings xix. 12) "Canst thou thunder with a voice like him?" (Job xl. 9) "The floods have lifted up their voice." (Ps. Xciii. 3) "O Marcus, I am warm'd; my heart Leaps at the trumpet's voice." (Addison) 4. The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice. 5. Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion. "I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you." (Gal. Iv. 20) "My voice is in my sword." (Shak) "Let us call on God in the voice of his church." (Bp. Fell) 6. Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote. "Sic. How now, my masters! have you chose this man? 1 Cit. He has our voices, sir." (Shak) "Some laws ordain, and some attend the choice Of holy senates, and elect by voice." (Dryden) 7. Command; precept; now chiefly used in scriptural language. "So shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God." (Deut. Viii. 20) 8. One who speaks; a speaker. "A potent voice of Parliament." 9. 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. Active voice, the brief and obscure neutral vowel sound that sometimes occurs between two consonants in an unaccented syllable (represented by the apostrophe), as in able . See Glide. Voice stop. See Voiced stop, under Voiced, With one voice, unanimously. "All with one voice . . . Cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians." . Origin: 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. Erwahnen to mention. Cf. Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Voice

vogued
vogueing
vogueings
voguer
voguers
vogues
voguey
voguier
voguiest
voguing
voguings
voguish
voguishly
voguishness
voguishnesses
voice (current term)
voice-activated
voice-over
voice-overs
voice actor
voice actors
voice box
voice call sign
voice call signs
voice coil
voice communication
voice disorders
voice glide
voice lift
voice mail

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