Meaning of VOICE in English

VOICE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a tone of voice

Try talking to the child in a firm but soothing tone of voice.

at the top of...voice (= very loudly )

He could hear Pete yelling at the top of his voice .

cheerful voice/smile/manner etc

‘I’m Robyn,’ she said with a cheerful smile.

It does me good to see a cheerful face.

confident smile/voice/manner etc

He began to read in a calm confident voice.

deadpan voice/expression etc

deadpan humour

diffident manner/smile/voice etc

dissenting voices (= people who do not agree )

There are some dissenting voices among the undergraduates.

earnest expression/look/voice etc

express/voice doubts (= say that you have doubts )

Many people expressed doubts about the necessity of the war.

express/voice your disquiet

The union has voiced its disquiet about the way the protest was handled.

express/voice your misgivings (= say what you are worried about )

Only a few Senators voiced their misgivings about the war.

gentle voice/smile/touch

‘Where does it hurt?’ she asked in a gentle voice.

harsh voice/laugh/tone etc

His voice was harsh and menacing.

hoarse voice/whisper/groan etc

hushed tones/voice/whispers etc (= quiet speech )

They spoke in hushed tones at the table.

incredulous look/expression/voice etc

She shot him an incredulous look.

Keep your voice down

Keep your voice down – she’ll hear you!

lone voice

He was by no means a lone voice criticizing the government.

lose your sight/hearing/voice/balance etc

Mr Eyer may lose the sight in one eye.

The tour was postponed when the lead singer lost his voice.

Julian lost his balance and fell.

lowered...voice (= made it quieter )

Helen lowered her voice as they approached.

matter-of-fact voice/tone

Use a matter-of-fact tone when disciplining your children.

passive voice

plaintive cry/voice/sound etc

the plaintive cry of the seagull

querulous voice

‘But why can’t I go?’ he said in a querulous voice .

raise/voice an objection (= make an objection )

His father raised no objections when John told him that he wanted to become a dancer.

shout of the top of your voice (= shout as loudly as possible )

'Watch out!' he shouted at the top of his voice.

soulful voice/vocals/melody etc

his powerful, soulful voice

stern look/voice/expression etc

‘Wait!’ I shouted in my sternest voice.

talk in a low voice/a whisper etc

They were talking in low voices, and I couldn’t catch what they were saying.

the voice of conscience (= something in your mind that tells you what is right and wrong )

Other leaders urged him to listen to the voice of conscience and hold free elections.

voice box

voice concern formal (= express concern )

Some people have voiced concern about the state of the president's health.

voice faltered

Laurie’s voice faltered as she tried to thank him.

voice lowered (= became quieter )

His voice lowered .

voice mail

voice print

voice wavered

Her voice wavered uncertainly.

voice...muffled

Her voice was muffled by the pillow in which she had hidden her face.

voices of dissent

These voices of dissent grew louder.

voice/state an opinion written (= give your opinion, especially in a formal situation )

She has every right to voice her opinion.

voice...unsteady

Her voice was unsteady .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

deep

That deep voice made her whole scalp prickle with reaction.

Her laugh was a gleeful, exuberant shout, her deep voice making it almost masculine.

In front of us on the path we heard scream after scream from Sir Henry, and the deep voice of the hound.

I remember that she wore dark suits and talked slowly in a deep voice .

Other details: Have the mouse talk in a squeaky mouse voice and the lion in a deep growling voice.

Then he said, in his deep , warm voice , he would answer any questions we cared to ask.

His deep radio voice inflated the little cottage.

It was a gentle animal, and it spoke like a human in a deep soothing voice .

high

During the last minutes she had been talking with extreme rapidity in a light high voice .

A thin, elegant man with shifty eyes and a high , unpleasant voice , Wood exuded a restless, hurried air.

Some people have low voices , others have high voices.

He closed his eyes and chanted in a high , wavering voice .

One of them, a handsome man scarcely more than an adolescent, shouted something in a high voice .

Norm said in a high voice .

Taking all her words and throwing them back at her in silly high voices .

The high voice and long hair of Taylor is perfect for pop, where androgyny pays.

inner

Of course he wasn't, an inner voice taunted.

Cassius chanted to himself, his inner voice as mechanical as the movements of his body.

It can't be, an inner voice shrieked in violent protest.

Emerson talks about listening to that inner voice and going with it, all voices to the contrary.

It can be used as an inner voice in the woodwind ensemble, but tends to be obtrusive.

But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing.

But not completely different, an inner voice amended doggedly.

loud

So, once again, Anabelle was awakened in the middle of her sleep by the buzz of loud voices outside the nest.

A sleeping person can usually be aroused to full alertness, just by a loud voice .

From the next room came the thwack of darts and a louder hubbub of voices .

He knew the words to every song, and he had a loud catchy voice Norm envied.

Consequently, a combination of weak Chair and loud voice could result in one pet topic being debated all night long.

The loudest voices say there is not much you can do in the inner cities.

Some of the loudest voices there are not in the best tradition.

Couples discussed cholesterol in loud voices .

low

He and Rattling Hawk talk in low voices .

Eddie and Sandie are talking to each other in low voices .

The Brownies waited obediently, talking excitedly in low voices of what had happened.

Connors's low voice came from the back of the crowd.

A chair shifted, my heart raced, Conchis spoke a single indistinguishable word in a low voice .

He gave evidence in a low , strained voice , often scratching vivid red scars on his face, chin and neck.

He was behind her now at the greasy order window, speaking in a low voice to his cousin.

male

A gruff male voice bade them enter.

Like clockwork the three nurses and I followed along with the male radio voice and did a ten-minute exercise routine.

She paused, hearing the low murmur of male voices , from the doorway just ahead of her.

There is now a male voice , firm and authoritative, speaking on top of the music.

She sang solo against the humming of the male voices behind her and against the organ counterpoint.

With a table and a loud male voice he had rid 114 of its claim to local fame.

He had a good tenor voice and he belonged to a male voice glee party.

A MALE voice announces Dominic as he comes on to the set.

quiet

A quiet clear voice should be used; false accents over the phone are a sign of inferiority and of inexperience.

All this in a tight, quiet voice .

The animals flinched as they felt it, but Isay held them firmly, talking to them in a quiet voice .

And under the pressing fingers and the quiet instructive voice , she would.

Nevertheless, she had a quiet voice , and Millie could put up with her.

So once again, in the same quiet voice .

Felt a hand on his back and a quiet voice telling Isay he'd be all right.

small

But the small voice was drowned in the rush of sensations engulfing her.

Altagracia says in a small voice .

There is also a small voice of protest against the animals' fate.

It would also entail another meeting between them, a small voice inside told her, shocking her with its message.

But he kissed you, a small voice reminded her.

But, a small voice whispered, that does not make Matthew Jenny's property.

Share Tara? said a small treacherous voice he had not known he possessed.

But where, a small , lost voice mourned inside, was that wonderful feeling now?

soft

He scarcely heard her soft voice going on about paraffin heaters and electrical wall fans.

He had a soft little voice .

Jahsaxa's friends politely praised hir appearance, asking flattering questions in soft voices , always smiling.

The check was being prepared, he said in a soft voice .

And had she not felt elated when he praised her in that soft , beguiling voice ?

Katie Turner says in a soft , weak voice .

There were soft voices coming from inside.

Mrs Sano has a quiet, moonlike beauty and a soft voice that makes you want to listen.

■ NOUN

mail

It should also enable the integration of electronic mail , voice mail and facsimile, as well as desktop audio and video conferencing.

Hackers may call a company employee and reach their voice mail .

In addition, users can access their voice mail remotely.

Next, he updates his voice mail , letting callers know who they can reach as a back-up.

Rambam printed business cards carrying a working telephone number complete with voice mail .

One afternoon I got home from a business trip, and the first thing I did was check my voice mail .

These include: Features like voice mail , call waiting and call forwarding.

Both computers had a 28, 800-baud fax modem, 16 megabytes of random-access memory and voice mail / speakerphone capabilities.

■ VERB

add

Chief Constable of Essex John Burrow added his voice yesterday when he warned that there was a connection between truancy and crime.

Each of the prospective parliamentary candidates for Orkney and Shetland added their voices to the growing storm of unrest.

The trusties of Internal Order had added their voices and they, too, were ignored.

He says the council has added its voice to the lobby against hunting.

He added his own voice as yet another narrator.

Doctors, nurses, unions, patient groups and even local schoolchildren are adding their voices to the protest.

In November 1911 Chapman added his own voice to many others suggesting plans for restructuring the entire league system.

ask

It's sometimes worth asking that nagging little voice what is really the worst thing that can happen now?

Janie asked in a tight voice , while Megan rustled the hair on my head.

People are also being asked to make their voices heard expressing concern over the possible cut to aid to the third world.

Which compels this scribe to ask when his voice changed into its deep baritone.

She asked in a controlled voice if he were mad at her.

drop

Remember that most people tend to drop their voices at the end of a sentence.

She dropped her voice to a scratchy whisper.

She dropped her voice to a harsh whisper. ` I don't want to hear anything!

hear

What did he hear in her voice ?

It was then Gedanken realized that all along she had been hearing the voices of the beetles over a loudspeaker.

I just heard her voice saying something over the machine.

He heard many voices as people passed on the pathway from the bridge to the ramp.

You can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voices .

A bell rang, and for a moment they could hear two voices arguing.

Like many bird experts, Moldenhauer hears familiar, identifiable voices when others hear just squawks.

keep

And from here on keep your voice down.

Cindy made another attempt, keeping her tone of voice light and animated.

She tried to keep her voice light, ` Is it?

I kept my voice soft, nice.

Ted and I talk about this, keeping our voices low.

She kept dreaming of a voice calling her.

lower

No one else had come in, yet she automatically lowered her voice .

She lowered her voice , leaning closer.

He motioned for me to lower my voice .

raise

Jackson raised his voice a notch.

They have to raise their voices to be heard above the clam our of the world.

Did he ever lose his temper, raise his voice ?

You raised your voice , okay, and that was wrong.

He raised his voice even though the old man continued to indicate that he could not hear him.

But within a couple months, he was raising his voice again.

He seemed calm and thoughtful, and throughout his recent eloquent speeches had not raised his voice .

I raised a dozen children, and not one of them ever dared raise their voice to me like you do.

say

Downs says they lost their voices after that.

Father said , but his voice was shaky, and Margaret guessed that he thought it was all too possible.

Share Tara? said a small treacherous voice he had not known he possessed.

Norm said in a high voice .

Marie said , her low voice steady and sure like a dark path they were compelled to follow.

Shorter said , his voice dancing with delight.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a catch in your voice/throat

With a catch in his voice, Dan told her how proud he was.

a crack in sb's voice

He noticed the crack in her voice as she tried to continue.

a voice like a foghorn

appealing look/expression/voice etc

deep-voiced/squeaky-voiced/husky-voiced etc

find your voice

As a composer Gurney found his voice in 1913/14 with the composition of Five Elizabethan Songs.

As he found his voice, I too found mine.

But as soon as we had found our voice again, we were once more interrupted by visits from Berlin.

But though he first reacted by withdrawing, ultimately Scott found his voice and became a conservative leader on the Columbia campus.

For a moment she couldn't find her voice.

In the persistent silence only Dada found his voice.

My granda found his voice among the living.

hollow laugh/voice etc

level voice/look/gaze

Her eyes were a washed-out blue with a level gaze.

pained expression/look/voice etc

As you began again, all of us around you exchanged more pained looks.

He assumed a pained expression and averted his eyes.

He finally looked at Cantor, a pained expression on his face.

His mouth was set in a prim, pained expression of disapproval.

Larry, my stepfather, sits stiffly with a pained expression on his face.

Rex made with the crossed eyes and suitably pained expression.

The ubiquitous man with the pained expression vanishes.

You noticed a vaguely pained expression enter Jackson's eyes, as if he was wondering why nothing ever proved simple.

project your voice

Now DeCicco can project his voice, balance better and use his hands.

The use of the microphone helped to project her voice.

There are innumerable books on public speaking, dealing with everything from how to project your voice to what to wear.

raise your voice

Don't you raise your voice at me!

I never heard my father raise his voice in his life.

Stop raising your voice, Amanda.

We heard raised voices coming from the next room, and then a cry.

Eventually, even Western governments began to raise their voices.

He seemed calm and thoughtful, and throughout his recent eloquent speeches had not raised his voice.

In my family nobody raised their voices and nobody fought with each other.

Often it does not occur to them that they can speak up, raise their voices in front of people.

Oliver raised his voice slightly to say, I may have to ask him not to come over here any more.

So far neither of them had raised their voices, or only enough to be heard above Gordon's din.

They have to raise their voices to be heard above the clam our of the world.

sb's inner voice

My inner voice told me to be cautious.

But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing.

But not completely different, an inner voice amended doggedly.

Cassius chanted to himself, his inner voice as mechanical as the movements of his body.

Emerson talks about listening to that inner voice and going with it, all voices to the contrary.

It can't be, an inner voice shrieked in violent protest.

It can be used as an inner voice in the woodwind ensemble, but tends to be obtrusive.

Of course he wasn't, an inner voice taunted.

sb's voice shakes

sing/shout at the top of your voice

siren voices/song/call

Daniel Boone heard it: the siren song of the open road, beckoning him to pack up and go.

Forty Niners president Carmen Policy called the lure of free agency a siren song.

Mr. Sheerman Is not it time that the Minister ignored some of the siren voices behind her?

The bottom line is that General Motors heeded the siren song of management Centralism in the mid-sixties.

Then, unable to resist the telephonic siren song, she picked it up.

They prepared their siren song for the early-evening crowd.

This coalition must hold together in the post-war settlement and resist the siren voices calling for a huge re-arming of the region.

speak with one voice

It became extraordinarily difficult for them to speak with one voice on critical issues.

Salomon Brothers was speaking with one voice, and it was loud.

This has already raised fears among foreign governments that the administration is not speaking with one voice on vital international issues.

Where Clinton speaks with one voice, they speak with several, weakening their philosophical case.

strangled cry/gasp/voice etc

After a few thrusting minutes Edward gave a strangled cry that seemed to come from deep in his throat and jerked out of her.

But Gary in his slow strangled voice spoke a kind of poetry as he told me about his previous life.

Gilbert uttered a strangled cry and leapt to his feet with shadow reflections of crawling rain on his spectrally white face.

He thought he made some kind of strangled gasp; he knew his eyes would have expressed his emotions.

Lorrimer gave a strangled cry and lunged out.

Then a sixth man appeared at the door, a small strangled cry came from Miranda.

throw your voice

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

''Sorry I'm late'', she said, in a low voice .

"Wired" magazine quickly became the voice of the computer-generation.

He has a beautiful tenor voice .

I could hear Dan's angry voice shouting ''stupid idiot''.

I thought I heard voices outside.

She has a very high, squeaky voice .

She was startled to hear voices coming from upstairs.

The piece was written for six voices and piano.

There was a note of irritation in her voice .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Blanche's voice suddenly became quiet and insinuating, without a trace of hostility.

However, those same three astronauts, when coming down, gave voice to a couple of suggestions.

Obviously I couldn't mime to a voice of seventeen years ago, no way on earth!

The solo quartet was not always well balanced, but individually the two female voices were particularly striking.

This is the voice of winter talking: Go for the Outback.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

complaint

He is voicing the complaint of all old people about the closing down of their universe.

The Herald published a letter by Owens that voiced her complaints about her interview with the board.

Student protesters have voiced the same complaint .

Gene Taylor, D-Miss., but it reflected concerns a number of lawmakers voiced Tuesday about constituent complaints .

concern

Wail until you have calmed down enough so that you can voice your concerns and listen to his replies.

Caen voiced concern at how minorities and immigrants are treated in the golden state.

Campaigners against the arms trade also voiced concern that the Government is still refusing to allow Parliament proper scrutiny of exports.

Many subject specialists have voiced concern about teaching bilingual students.

Despite agreement on those provisions, the White House has voiced concern over several other sections of the measure.

The major multiples have already voiced concerns over the system as refugees can not be given change when purchasing with vouchers.

But officers have voiced concern about road safety, particularly when picking children up from Victoria Road and Waverley Terrace.

criticism

Doyle voiced his criticisms at a board meeting in Stoke 10 days ago.

However the author has written a strong letter to Britt Allcroft voicing his criticisms .

They voice real criticism of the way things are managed both artistically and in terms of employment.

fear

He voiced the fear of other Right-wingers that the sacking of Norman Lamont had left Left-wingers in key jobs.

Interviewees also voiced fears that the price of goods and services, like childcare, would rise.

She said residents within walking distance of the new ballpark have voiced fears of seeing their neighborhoods overrun by spectators' cars.

They had always voiced their fears and thoughts - or Vita had.

opinion

It had once even gone so far as to empty him on to the floor for voicing an intolerant opinion on the Jesuits.

The idea is to prevent what happened Tuesday: the nominations being locked up before California voters voiced their opinions .

It was good to see those there voicing their opinions strongly about various aspects of parish life.

Also, being elderly, they were very ready to voice their opinions and denounce the ideas of their fellows.

But you have to remember that when moat people voice an opinion they do it from their own perspective.

He has spoken up for them when their homes have been threatened with closure and voiced their opinions on Radio Cleveland.

And voice your own opinions on afterlife chit-chat by joining in the debate below.

opposition

As citizens we can oppose unfair trade and voice that opposition to our political leaders.

Baxter shareholders have voiced vigorous opposition to an acquisition of National Medical.

Neighbours arrive to talk to officialdom; they voice strong opposition but are careful not to provoke trouble.

sentiment

There is evidence, from a variety of sources, that ordinary people voicing anti-black sentiments typically deny their own prejudices.

support

Trish voiced her support for the vice-presidential campaign of Gerlandine Ferraro.

Fox has voiced support for President Bush's call for a regional energy policy.

Anyone who voices support for a banned organisation is liable to be jailed.

So only half of these experts voiced support for the Baldrige as it is.

But when they were assured that the cull was carried out humanely, almost 70 % voiced support .

Bob Dole, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, last month voiced support for the same amendment, sponsored by Sen.

True, railway workers in Moscow and air-traffic controllers have voiced support .

thought

Indeed, Percy Lovitch voiced the thought to Rev. Levitt as he strode past the minister and his wife.

Other manufacturers have voiced the thought that these constant transmissions could swamp the mains.

They had always voiced their fears and thoughts - or Vita had.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a catch in your voice/throat

With a catch in his voice, Dan told her how proud he was.

a crack in sb's voice

He noticed the crack in her voice as she tried to continue.

a voice like a foghorn

appealing look/expression/voice etc

deep-voiced/squeaky-voiced/husky-voiced etc

hollow laugh/voice etc

level voice/look/gaze

Her eyes were a washed-out blue with a level gaze.

pained expression/look/voice etc

As you began again, all of us around you exchanged more pained looks.

He assumed a pained expression and averted his eyes.

He finally looked at Cantor, a pained expression on his face.

His mouth was set in a prim, pained expression of disapproval.

Larry, my stepfather, sits stiffly with a pained expression on his face.

Rex made with the crossed eyes and suitably pained expression.

The ubiquitous man with the pained expression vanishes.

You noticed a vaguely pained expression enter Jackson's eyes, as if he was wondering why nothing ever proved simple.

sb's inner voice

My inner voice told me to be cautious.

But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing.

But not completely different, an inner voice amended doggedly.

Cassius chanted to himself, his inner voice as mechanical as the movements of his body.

Emerson talks about listening to that inner voice and going with it, all voices to the contrary.

It can't be, an inner voice shrieked in violent protest.

It can be used as an inner voice in the woodwind ensemble, but tends to be obtrusive.

Of course he wasn't, an inner voice taunted.

sing/shout at the top of your voice

siren voices/song/call

Daniel Boone heard it: the siren song of the open road, beckoning him to pack up and go.

Forty Niners president Carmen Policy called the lure of free agency a siren song.

Mr. Sheerman Is not it time that the Minister ignored some of the siren voices behind her?

The bottom line is that General Motors heeded the siren song of management Centralism in the mid-sixties.

Then, unable to resist the telephonic siren song, she picked it up.

They prepared their siren song for the early-evening crowd.

This coalition must hold together in the post-war settlement and resist the siren voices calling for a huge re-arming of the region.

strangled cry/gasp/voice etc

After a few thrusting minutes Edward gave a strangled cry that seemed to come from deep in his throat and jerked out of her.

But Gary in his slow strangled voice spoke a kind of poetry as he told me about his previous life.

Gilbert uttered a strangled cry and leapt to his feet with shadow reflections of crawling rain on his spectrally white face.

He thought he made some kind of strangled gasp; he knew his eyes would have expressed his emotions.

Lorrimer gave a strangled cry and lunged out.

Then a sixth man appeared at the door, a small strangled cry came from Miranda.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Before hearing the poll results, Mr Major and Mr Kinnock voiced their confidence that they would win with an overall majority.

He voiced his desire to take on a local ownership partner to help fund it all.

He added the scheme contravened existing structure plans and traffic risk fears had been voiced by local residents.

In this list, the first sound of the pair is unvoiced, the second is voiced.

Some patients had voiced initial apprehension about their continuing to receive medication, but most were thought to be neutral about fundholding.

The other two excuses are regularly voiced by Kevin McNamara.

Young women are already voicing discontent with their lives.

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