Definition of 'voice'
- the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech; "A shrill voice sounded behind us"
- 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"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
Synonyms: vocalization vocalisation vocalism phonation vox
- a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance; "the noisy voice of the waterfall"; "the incessant voices of the artillery"
- expressing in coherent verbal form; "the articulation of my feelings"; "I gave voice to my feelings"
- 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"
- 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"
- (metonymy) a singer; "he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"
- an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
Synonyms: spokesperson interpreter representative
- the ability to speak; "he lost his voice"
- (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
- the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
- give voice to; "He voiced his concern"
- utter with vibrating vocal chords
Synonyms: sound vocalize vocalise