Meaning of VOICE in English


[voice] n [ME, fr. OF vois, fr. L voc-, vox; akin to OHG giwahanen to mention, Gk epos word, speech, Skt vak voice] (14c) 1 a: sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx; esp: sound so produced by human beings b (1): musical sound produced by the vocal folds and resonated by the cavities of head and throat (2): the power or ability to produce musical tones (3): singer (4): one of the melodic parts in a vocal or instrumental composition (5): condition of the vocal organs with respect to production of musical tones (6): the use of the voice (as in singing or acting) "studying ~" c: expiration of air with the vocal cords drawn close so as to vibrate audibly (as in uttering vowels and consonant sounds as /v/ or /z/) d: the faculty of utterance "lost my ~"

2: a sound resembling or suggesting vocal utterance

3: an instrument or medium of expression "the party became the ~ of the workers"

4. a: wish, choice, or opinion openly or formally expressed "claimed to follow the ~ of the people" b: right of expression; also: influential power

5: distinction of form or a system of inflections of a verb to indicate the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses "active and passive ~s" -- with one voice : without dissent: unanimously

[2]voice vt voiced ; (15c) 1: to express in words: utter "~ a complaint"

2: to adjust for producing the proper musical sounds

3: to pronounce (as a consonant) with voice syn see express

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