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1. voice [ n ] the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
Examples: "A shrill voice sounded behind us"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The voices of all the characters , including that of Cherkasov , have richness , roughness or color to conform with the personalities .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

While prowling around these buildings , two of the posse recognized the voice of Gonzales speaking_to the people inside .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Scotty would hear the front_door in the evening and then his father 's deep slow voice ; it floated up the stairs .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

* * h From somewhere in the hut came Coughlin 's voice .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Not seeing her dark intelligent face , one would have gauged the voice as that of a Westwood_Village matron , ten years out of Iowa .

Synonyms voice Related Terms sound androglossia

2. voice [ n ] the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
Examples: "a singer takes good care of his voice" "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

What followed the outburst brought almost breathless silence as Miss_Sutherland revealed her mastery of a voice probably unique among sopranos today .

This big , flexible voice with uncommon range has been superbly disciplined .

Richard_Tucker sang Edgardo in glorious voice .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

We have ample light when the sun sets ; the temperature of our homes is independent of the seasons ; we fly through the air , although gravity pulls us down ; the range of our voice ignores distance .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

The beehive voices , for no_one could bear silence , drowned_out the sound of Mrs._Lincoln 's weeping .

Synonyms voice vocalisation phonation vox vocalization Related Terms communication singing_voice voice_over sprechgesang phonate

3. voice [ n ] a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance
Examples: "the noisy voice of the waterfall" "the incessant voices of the artillery"

Synonyms voice Related Terms sound

4. voice [ n ] expressing in coherent verbal form
Examples: "the articulation of my feelings" or "I gave voice to my feelings"

Used in print:

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

The great , crushing ice masses coming into view made him sound like the voice of pure reason .

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

The first rattle of the machine_guns , at 7 : 10 in the evening , roused around me the varied voices and faces of fear .

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

And I select this sentence as its pertinent summation : `` In_essence the drama of his ( Eisenhower 's ) Presidency can be described as the ordeal of a nation turned conservative and struggling - thus_far with but limited and precarious success - to give effective voice and force to_that conservatism '' .

Synonyms voice articulation Related Terms expression pronounce

5. voice [ v ] give voice to
Examples: "He voiced his concern"

Used in print:

(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)

Even_so , he generally listened and was usually reasonable to those who voiced their objections properly .

Synonyms voice Related Terms express

6. voice [ n ] a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated
Examples: "the voice of the law" "the Times is not the voice of New York" "conservatism has many voices"

Used in print:

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

If these people were denied a voice ( do they have a moral right to a voice ? )

If these people were denied a voice ( do they have a moral right to a voice ? )

, what voices would be left ?

Synonyms voice Related Terms means

7. voice [ n ] something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression
Examples: "the wee small voice of conscience" "the voice of experience" "he said his voices told him to do it"

Synonyms voice Related Terms communication

8. voice [ n ] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
Examples: "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

Used in print:

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

During the decade that followed , the common_man , as that piece put it , grew uncomfortable as the Voice of God and fled from behind Saint_Woodrow_(_Wilson ) only to learn from Science , to his shocked relief that after_all there was no God he had to speak_for and that he was just an animal anyhow - that there was a chemical_formula for him , and that too much could n't be expected of him .

Synonyms representative voice interpreter spokesperson Related Terms advocate spokesman traveling_salesman spin_doctor mouthpiece spokeswoman flak_catcher ambassador

9. voice [ n ] (metonymy) a singer
Examples: "he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"

Used in print:

(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

Besides doing a single song , `` When_the_Sun_Comes_Out '' , they worked_on the ambitious Americanegro_Suite , for voices and piano , as_well_as songs for films .

Synonyms voice Related Terms singer metonymy

10. voice [ n ] the ability to speak
Examples: "he lost his voice"

Used in print:

(The Providence Journal...)

The company which performed the Pulitzer_Prize musical here last night and will repeat it twice today is full of bounce , the politicians are in fine voice , the chorines evoke happy memories , and the Little_Flower rides to break a lance again .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Stranger , Uncle_Randolph began riding home nights with a jug strapped to his saddle , drunkenly singing `` Old_Dan_Tucker '' at the top of his voice .

Synonyms voice Related Terms physical_ability lung-power

11. voice [ n ] (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

Synonyms voice Related Terms grammatical_relation passive_voice active_voice linguistics

12. voice [ v ] utter with vibrating vocal chords

Synonyms sound vocalize vocalise voice Related Terms devoice pronounce chirk quaver singer phone utterer

13. voice [ n ] the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
Examples: "he tried to sing the tenor part"

Synonyms part voice Related Terms tune bass accompaniment primo secondo voice_part

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