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Definition of voiced

1 : having or furnished with a voice especially of a specified kind often used in combination soft-voiced
2 : uttered with vocal cord vibration a voiced consonant

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“M” is a voiced consonant. a loudly voiced expression of pain
Recent Examples on the Web And there’s the portrayal of C.L. Franklin, the golden-voiced preacher patriarch given a galvanizing performance by Vance. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "'Genius: Aretha': Onscreen drama, outside intrigue, as a legend comes to life on NatGeo," 18 Mar. 2021 But in a statement issued to the Tribune, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, which prosecuted the Savage case, voiced support for repeal. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois law aimed at preventing people with HIV from transmitting the virus has been criticized as unfair and unscientific. Activists are pushing for a full repeal.," 17 Apr. 2021 For the most part, people living around the Pogonovo training ground voiced support for Russia’s military muscle flexing. New York Times, "In Russia, a Military Buildup That Can’t be Missed," 16 Apr. 2021 Cuban voiced support for athletes who chose to kneel during the song, a demonstration adopted by those who want to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "Texas Senate Democrats help pass bill requiring pro sports teams with state contracts to play national anthem," 8 Apr. 2021 But many Muslim-majority countries have stayed silent over China's crackdown in Xinjiang, and some even voiced support for Beijing. James Griffiths, CNN, "The US is sanctioning Chinese officials over alleged abuse of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Here's what you need to know," 24 Mar. 2021 Alas, the horn too often slid into the shadows of its bigger voiced companions, especially when pianist Kim and violinist Eunice Kim aggressively exchanged phrases. Rob Hubbard, Star Tribune, "St. Paul Chamber Orchestra returns to the virtual stage with 'Lamentations'," 22 Mar. 2021 O’Rowe wrote it for these three specific actors, each one a soft-voiced cannon. Helen Shaw, Vulture, "Irish Eyes, Unsmiling: Mark O’Rowe’s The Approach Is a Triple Showcase for Actors," 23 Jan. 2021 Some attending NeurIPS voiced support for Gebru in their talks. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "A.I. needs to get real—and other takeways from this year’s NeurIPS," 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of voiced

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of voiced was in the 15th century

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8 May 2021

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“Voiced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voiced. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of voiced

: having a voice of a particular kind
technical, of a sound : made by moving your vocal cords


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Kids Definition of voiced

1 : having a voice of a specified kind loud-voiced
2 : spoken with vibration of the vocal cords : not silent the voiced consonants \b\, \d\, and \t͟h\

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