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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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Synonyms & Antonyms for voiced


oral, spoken, uttered, vocal



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Examples of voiced in a Sentence

“M” is a voiced consonant. a loudly voiced expression of pain

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Image Rebecca Parris, a husky-voiced jazz singer known for both her blistering scat runs and her deeply affecting interpretations of ballads, died on June 17 in South Yarmouth, Mass. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "Rebecca Parris, Jazz Singer, Is Dead at 66," 22 June 2018 In Media’s production, Jeff Sundheim is a full-voiced and pensive presence as Jack Kelly, the 16-year-old strike leader. Hugh Hunter, Philly.com, "'Newsies' at Media Theatre teems with energy," 14 May 2018 The deep-voiced crooner also recently made his acting debut in a drama called Hwarang. Caitlin Kelley, Billboard, "How to Get Into BTS: A Primer for ARMY Recruits," 17 May 2018 That represents a shift from some previous eras, in which protest music often took a harder, more rough-edged form — think of the weedy-voiced folkies of the 1960s or the shouty hardcore bands of the 1980s. Mikael Wood, latimes.com, "In today's divisive political climate pop artists are shaping the new sound of protest music," 29 June 2018 The deep-voiced actor said society — not only in the African-American community — was ready to see a black superhero as a lead character. Jonathan Landrum Jr., Houston Chronicle, "Mike Colter brings the pain as the indestructible Luke Cage," 22 June 2018 And if a mystical Lady of the Lake (portrayed by Christine Hewitt with big-voiced bravura and a slyly scene-stealing touch) bestowed upon you the fabled sword Excalibur via a totally non-farcical aquatic ceremony. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'Spamalot' induces more than canned laughter in Cygnet revival," 2 July 2018 Cocoa-skinned and gentle-voiced, Antoine has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, on films like The Magnificent Seven and American Ultra. Jason Parham, WIRED, "How Oprah’s Network Finally Found Its Voice," 19 June 2018 If Arpaio’s gravelly-voiced swagger represents the populist, hardline immigration movement that helped power Arizona conservatism, Ward, 49, represents the conservative wing. Washington Post, "Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of voiced

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of voiced

: having a voice of a particular kind

of a sound : made by moving your vocal cords



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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to reject or criticize sharply

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