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Noun: voice  voys
  1. The distinctive quality, pitch or condition of a person's speech
    "A shrill voice sounded behind us"
     
  2. The sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    "a singer takes good care of his voice";
    - vocalization, vocalisation [Brit], vocalism, phonation, vox
     
  3. A sound suggestive of a vocal utterance
    "the noisy voice of the waterfall"; "the incessant voices of the artillery"
     
  4. Expressing in coherent verbal form
    "I gave voice to my feelings";
    - articulation
     
  5. 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"
     
  6. 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"
     
  7. (metonymy) a singer
    "he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"
     
  8. An advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
    - spokesperson, interpreter, representative
     
  9. The ability to speak
    "he lost his voice"
     
  10. (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
     
  11. The melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
    "he tried to sing the tenor voice";
    - part
Verb: voice  voys
  1. Give voice to
    "He voiced his concern"
     
  2. Utter with vibrating vocal chords
    - sound, vocalize, vocalise [Brit]

Derived forms: voices, voiced, voicing

Type of: advocate, advocator, agency, air, articulate, communication, enounce, enunciate, exponent, express, expression, give tongue to, grammatical relation, line, means, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, physical ability, pronounce, proponent, say, singer, sound, sound out, strain, tune, utter, verbal expression, verbalise [Brit], verbalism, verbalize, vocaliser [Brit], vocalist, vocalizer, way

Antonym: devoice

Encyclopedia: Voice