raise one's voice

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of raise one's voice

: to speak loudly especially because one is angry
  • Don't you raise your voice at me!
  • The baby is sleeping, so try not to raise your voice.
  • Many people raised their voices in protest.

Word by Word Definitions

raise play
  1. : to cause or help to rise to a standing position

  2. : awaken, arouse

  3. : to stir up : incite

  1. : an act of raising or lifting

  2. : a rising stretch of road : an upward grade : rise

  3. : an increase in amount: such as

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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