Definitions of voice

  1. expressing in coherent verbal form; " the articulation of my feelings"; " I gave voice to my feelings"
  2. 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"
  3. utter with vibrating vocal chords
  4. 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"
  5. the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech; " A shrill voice sounded behind us"
  6. the ability to speak; " he lost his voice"
  7. 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"
  8. a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance; " the noisy voice of the waterfall"; " the incessant voices of the artillery"
  9. ( linguistics) the grammatical relation ( active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
  10. ( metonymy) a singer; " he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"
  11. give voice to; " He voiced his concern"
  12. 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.
  13. The tone or sound emitted by anything.
  14. The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice.
  15. Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion.
  16. Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
  17. One who speaks; a speaker.
  18. 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.
  19. To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.
  20. 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.
  21. To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
  22. To vote; to elect; to appoint.
  23. To clamor; to cry out.
  24. 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.
  25. Command; precept; - now chiefly used in scriptural language.
  26. 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.
  27. To express in sound; as, to voice one's opinion, or to voice a cry of distress.
  28. Voiced, voiceless.
  29. Voiced.
  30. Voicing.
  31. 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.
  32. To fit for sounding: to regulate the tone of.
  33. Sound uttered by the mouth; sound of anything; expressed opinion; vote; inflection of a verb indicating the relation of the subject.
  34. To put into speech; give voice to.
  35. To tune.
  36. The sound produced by the vocal organs of a person or animal.
  37. The power of vocal utterance.
  38. Opinion or choice expressed.
  39. The form of a verb, as active or passive.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. To regulate the tone of, as an organ- pipe.

Usage examples for voice

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