\ ˈvȯist How to pronounce voiced (audio) \

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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The Facebook post garnered mostly positive comments, though some suggested other mural ideas and one voiced concern about a lack of input from nearby residents. Priscella Vega, latimes.com, "Proposed Huntington Beach mural draws mixed response," 31 May 2018 None of these is a great-voiced singer (Mr. Osborne counter-offers Renata Tebaldi and Giovanni Martinelli ). Joseph Horowitz, WSJ, "‘Opera as Opera' Review: The Life in a Dead Art Form," 23 Aug. 2018 Members of the gymnastics community were quick to locate and spread an article showing that Tracy had voiced support for Larry Nassar even after 50 survivors had come forward. Jessica Taylor Price, Teen Vogue, "USA Gymnastics Faces Calls to Decertify Following Mary Bono Hiring and Resigning," 19 Oct. 2018 The deep-voiced musician, whose real name is Chisenga Katongo, has played venues from Hollywood to his native Zambia. Jessica Donati, WSJ, "Mike Pompeo’s Unexpected Diplomatic Crisis: He Took #Swagger Without Asking," 26 Aug. 2018 The global scientific community has previously voiced concern that China is racing ahead with gene-editing experiments without adequate regulation or oversight. Wenxin Fan, WSJ, "Chinese Scientist Claims World’s First Genetically Modified Babies," 26 Nov. 2018 Jack Swanson was a sweet-voiced Lindoro; Patrick Carfizzi a wonderfully goofy Taddeo; and conductor Corrado Rovaris kept the comedy fizzing. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "Staging Reimagined Stories in New Mexico," 6 Aug. 2018 Collaborating with stoned-sounding, scratchy-voiced rappers in electronic soundscapes is one of her necessary skills. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Christina Aguilera Exults in Her Voice on ‘Liberation’," 13 June 2018 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

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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
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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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