voice vote

noun

Definition of voice vote

: a parliamentary vote taken by calling for ayes and noes and estimating which response is stronger

Examples of voice vote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most recently in the current session of Congress, the House Judiciary Committee advanced the bill out of committee on a voice vote. Ollie Gordon And Arusha Gordon, CNN, 18 Dec. 2021 Nominees to be ambassadors to Spain, Vietnam and Somalia were among those confirmed by voice vote soon afterward. Kevin Freking, USA TODAY, 18 Dec. 2021 Nominees to be ambassadors to Spain, Vietnam and Somalia were among those confirmed by voice vote soon afterward. Kevin Freking, ajc, 18 Dec. 2021 Nominees to be ambassadors to Spain, Vietnam and Somalia were among those confirmed by voice vote soon afterward. Kevin Freking, chicagotribune.com, 18 Dec. 2021 For seven decades before 1968, nearly every Supreme Court nominee was confirmed by voice vote. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 The nomination was approved Wednesday by voice vote. Timothy Nerozzi, Fox News, 10 Dec. 2021 She was confirmed on a voice vote, meaning no roll call was necessary. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 15 Dec. 2021 Amy Klobuchar and Pat Leahy, and on April 20 a companion bill sponsored by Republican Representative Steve Chabot cleared the House Judiciary Committee on a voice vote. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 25 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of voice vote

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of voice vote was in 1879

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17 Jan 2022

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“Voice vote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voice%20vote. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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