Definitions of voice

  1. expressing in coherent verbal form; " the articulation of my feelings"; " I gave voice to my feelings"
  2. an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; " the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
  3. the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; " he tried to sing the tenor part"
  4. 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"
  5. utter with vibrating vocal chords
  6. 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"
  7. the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech; " A shrill voice sounded behind us"
  8. the ability to speak; " he lost his voice"
  9. 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"
  10. a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance; " the noisy voice of the waterfall"; " the incessant voices of the artillery"
  11. ( linguistics) the grammatical relation ( active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
  12. ( metonymy) a singer; " he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"
  13. give voice to; " He voiced his concern"
  14. 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.
  15. The tone or sound emitted by anything.
  16. The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice.
  17. Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion.
  18. Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
  19. One who speaks; a speaker.
  20. 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.
  21. To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.
  22. 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.
  23. To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
  24. To vote; to elect; to appoint.
  25. To clamor; to cry out.
  26. 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.
  27. Command; precept; - now chiefly used in scriptural language.
  28. 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.
  29. Sound proceeding from the mouth; especially, human utterance in speech, cry, song, etc.; powr to speak; as, my cold was so severe that I lost my voice; an expressed choice, wish, or opinion; as, let each member of the committee give his voice in the matter; the right to express a wish or choice; as, in an autocracy the people have no voice in public affairs; vote; as, he gave his voice for the popular candidate; a sound suggesting speech; as, the voice of the wind; teaching or instruction; as, the voice of conscience; in grammar, the form of the verb showing the relation of the subject of the verb to the action that the verb expresses.
  30. To express in sound; as, to voice one's opinion, or to voice a cry of distress.
  31. Voiced, voiceless.
  32. Voiced.
  33. Voicing.
  34. The sound made by air passing out through the larynx, the vocal cords being approximated and made tense.
  35. Sound emitted from vocal cords.
  36. Sound from the mouth: sound given out by anything: utterance or mode of utterance: language: expression: exoressed opinion: vote: ( gram.) mode of inflecting verbs, as being active or passive.
  37. To fit for sounding: to regulate the tone of.
  38. Sound uttered by the mouth; sound of anything; expressed opinion; vote; inflection of a verb indicating the relation of the subject.
  39. To put into speech; give voice to.
  40. To tune.
  41. The sound produced by the vocal organs of a person or animal.
  42. The power of vocal utterance.
  43. Opinion or choice expressed.
  44. The form of a verb, as active or passive.
  45. Sound uttered by the mouth, specially of a human being; power of speech; any sound made by the breath; vote; language; words; expression; a speaker; command; precept; a particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, according as the subject is the agent or object of the action.
  46. To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of. In organ music, to voice a pipe, to bring it to its intended tone and power.
  47. Sound from the mouth; the tone or character of uttered sounds; opinion or choice expressed; a vote; language; mode of expression; in gram., particular mode of inflecting verbs; command.
  48. To regulate the tone of, as an organ- pipe.

Usage examples for voice

  1. It happened to be Sattell's voice. – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  2. Then he found his voice again. – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  3. It was Morgan's voice. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  4. It was our father's voice. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  5. Blake said, in a hard voice. – One-Way Ticket to Nowhere by Leroy Yerxa
  6. And she was in such voice to- night! – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  7. Tignonville found voice at last. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  8. But he would have done it if he had not heard his daughter's voice. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  9. Then he heard a voice. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  10. Can't you hear even in his voice how much good Welsley had done him? – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. When Milly's women friends heard of it, they said with one voice,-" Thank heaven! – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  12. His voice was the best of those tried. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. If you've got anything to say about my voice you can say it to my face." – Dialstone Lane, Part 1. by W.W. Jacobs
  14. " Yes; I've heard the call of her voice in my heart- and I'm gone. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  15. Dr. Mangan's voice said: I'm going back to Cluhir now. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  16. Her voice went to his heart. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  17. It is a child's voice. – The Green Satin Gown by Laura E. Richards
  18. He knew it was no parrot's voice. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  19. Sure enough, he got Lockhart's voice at once. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  20. He heard her voice: " What's the matter, Edith?" – His Family by Ernest Poole