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Definition of voiced

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

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Examples of voiced in a Sentence

“M” is a voiced consonant. a loudly voiced expression of pain
Recent Examples on the Web Some leading political activists also decried the statements, although a few voiced support. Ivan Levingston, Bloomberg.com, "Sudanese Leader Backs Recognizing Israel in Historic Shift," 15 May 2020 True, the husky-voiced diva appears in only a handful of scenes, popping up during two episodes -- No. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Look for a naughty Tallulah Bankhead in Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’," 12 May 2020 The raspy-voiced country-folk singer was a favorite of Bob Dylan. Jonathan Wolfe, New York Times, "Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today," 10 Apr. 2020 Franz-Josef Selig was an agreeably hearty Daland, avoiding the greediness that can be the hallmark of this character; David Portillo was a sweet-voiced Steersman, and Mihoko Fujimura played Mary, who disapproves of Senta’s obsession, with aplomb. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "Keelhauling Wagner," 4 Mar. 2020 The result is a familiar story transplanted firmly to our modern era and our city and filled with some full-voiced gospel singing and high-energy dancing. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Black Arts MKE's 'Black Nativity' gives Langston Hughes' Christmas classic a fresh, local flavor," 7 Dec. 2019 The union has since voiced support for legislation proposed in November intended to address in-flight harassment. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Airlines grapple with increased reports of in-flight harassment," 18 Feb. 2020 Hayes, by presenting himself with all the bravado of other soul men, but at half the volume, traded the big-voiced charisma that had defined soul in the nineteen-sixties for a more conceptual, introspective approach. Emily Lordi, The New Yorker, "How Isaac Hayes Changed Soul Music," 1 Oct. 2019 The world pulls inside out and his stomach drops and his ears fill with a titanic, many-voiced roar. New York Times, "‘The City We Became,’ by N.K. Jemisin: An Excerpt," 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of voiced

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Voiced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voiced. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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How to pronounce voiced (audio)

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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