1. [ noun ] the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech

"A shrill voice sounded behind us"

Related terms: sound androglossia
2. [ noun ] the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
Synonyms: phonation vocalisation vox vocalization

"a singer takes good care of his voice" "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"

Related terms: communication singing_voice voice_over sprechgesang phonate
3. [ noun ] a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance

"the noisy voice of the waterfall" "the incessant voices of the artillery"

Related terms: sound
4. [ noun ] expressing in coherent verbal form
Synonyms: articulation

"the articulation of my feelings" or "I gave voice to my feelings"

Related terms: expression pronounce
5. [ verb ] give voice to

"He voiced his concern"

Related terms: express
6. [ noun ] a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated

"the voice of the law" "the Times is not the voice of New York" "conservatism has many voices"

Related terms: means
7. [ noun ] something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression

"the wee small voice of conscience" "the voice of experience" "he said his voices told him to do it"

Related terms: communication
8. [ noun ] an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
Synonyms: representative interpreter spokesperson

"the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

Related terms: advocate spokesman traveling_salesman spin_doctor mouthpiece spokeswoman flak_catcher ambassador
9. [ noun ] (metonymy) a singer

"he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"

Related terms: singer metonymy
10. [ noun ] the ability to speak

"he lost his voice"

Related terms: physical_ability lung-power
11. [ noun ] (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
Related terms: grammatical_relation passive_voice active_voice linguistics
12. [ verb ] utter with vibrating vocal chords
Synonyms: vocalize sound vocalise
Related terms: devoice pronounce chirk quaver singer phone utterer
13. [ noun ] (music,fine art) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
Synonyms: part

"he tried to sing the tenor part"

Related terms: tune bass accompaniment primo secondo voice_part
Similar spelling:   vouchee