at the top of one's voice

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at the top of one's voice

:as loudly as one can
  • She was yelling at the top of her voice.

Word by Word Definitions

top play
  1. : the highest point, level, or part of something : summit, crown

  2. : a garment worn on the upper body

  3. : the head of a plant

  1. : of, relating to, or being at the top : uppermost

  2. : chief, leading

  3. : of the highest quality, amount, or degree

  1. : to be or become higher than : overtop

  2. : to be superior to : excel, surpass

  3. : to gain ascendancy over : dominate

  1. : a commonly cylindrical or conoidal device that has a tapering point on which it is made to spin and that is used especially as a toy

  1. : place : locality

  2. : topology

voice play
  1. : sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx

  2. : musical sound produced by the vocal folds and resonated by the cavities of head and throat

  3. : the power or ability to produce musical tones

  1. : to express in words : utter

  2. : to adjust for producing the proper musical sounds

  3. : to pronounce (a speech sound, such as a consonant) with voice


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