voice

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1voice

noun \ˈvis\

: the sounds that you make with your mouth and throat when you are speaking, singing, etc.

: the ability to speak

: the ability to sing

Full Definition of VOICE

1
a :  sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx; especially :  sound so produced by human beings
b (1) :  musical sound produced by the vocal folds and resonated by the cavities of head and throat
(2) :  the power or ability to produce musical tones (3) :  singer (4) :  one of the melodic parts in a vocal or instrumental composition (5) :  condition of the vocal organs with respect to production of musical tones (6) :  the use of the voice (as in singing or acting) <studying voice>
c :  expiration of air with the vocal cords drawn close so as to vibrate audibly (as in uttering vowels and consonant sounds as \v\ or \z\)
d :  the faculty of utterance <lost my voice>
2
:  a sound resembling or suggesting vocal utterance
3
:  an instrument or medium of expression <the party became the voice of the workers>
4
a :  wish, choice, or opinion openly or formally expressed <the voice of the people>
b :  right of expression; also :  influential power
5
:  distinction of form or a system of inflections of a verb to indicate the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses <active and passive voices>
with one voice
:  without dissent :  unanimously

Examples of VOICE

  1. He has a deep voice.
  2. Can we speak privately? she said in a low voice.
  3. a voice on the radio
  4. We heard voices coming from the next room.
  5. She does the voices for several cartoon characters.
  6. I shouted so much that I lost my voice.
  7. She has a terrific voice.
  8. Town meetings give people a voice in local politics.
  9. Listen to the voice of the people.
  10. Please vote and make your voices heard!

Origin of VOICE

Middle English, from Old French vois, from Latin voc-, vox; akin to Old High German giwahanen to mention, Greek epos word, speech, Sanskrit vāk voice
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with VOICE

2voice

transitive verb

: to express (something) in words

voicedvoic·ing

Full Definition of VOICE

1
:  to express in words :  utter <voice a complaint>
2
:  to adjust for producing the proper musical sounds
3
:  to pronounce (as a consonant) with voice

Examples of VOICE

  1. The senator angrily voiced his objection to the bill.
  2. <voiced a suggestion about where to go>

First Known Use of VOICE

15th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

voice

noun \ˈvis\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VOICE

1
: sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx; especially : sound so produced by human beings
2
: the faculty of utterance : speech
voice transitive verb, voiced voic·ing

voice

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In grammar, the form of a verb indicating the relation between the participants (subject, object) in a narrated event and the event itself. English grammar distinguishes between the active voice (“The hunter killed the bear”) and the passive voice (“The bear was killed by the hunter”). In the active voice, the emphasis is on the subject of the active verb (the agent performing the action named), whereas the passive voice indicates that the subject receives the action.

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