|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"
|4.||[ noun ] expressing in coherent verbal form|
"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"
|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"
|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"
|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|
"he tried to sing the tenor part"
|Related terms:||tune bass accompaniment primo secondo voice_part|