voice


voice
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noun
1 sounds you make when speaking or singing
ADJECTIVE
beautiful, fine, good, lovely, pleasant, sweet

She has a beautiful singing voice.

big, booming, loud, ringing, sonorous, stentorian (formal), strong
light, little, small, thin, tiny, weak
low, soft
faint, inaudible, quiet
audible
deep, gravelly, gruff, hoarse, husky, rough
falsetto, high, high-pitched, shrill, squeaky
clear
muffled, muted
harsh, penetrating, scratchy, sharp
nasal
cracked, rasping, raspy, slurred

I could tell from his slurred voice that he'd been drinking.

mellifluous, rich, silky, smooth, velvet, velvety
sing-song
gentle, soothing
cheerful, cheery
friendly, warm
emotionless, matter-of-fact, unemotional
flat, monotone
calm, cool
firm, steady
shaky
urgent
authoritative, commanding
distinctive, unmistakable
familiar
raised
hushed
cold, icy
angry, annoyed
strained, tired
plaintive, sad
serious, stern
funny, silly
baby
annoying
whiny
mocking, sarcastic, teasing
excited
concerned, worried
distant
disembodied
inner

An inner voice told him that what he had done was wrong.

singing, speaking
alto, baritone, bass, contralto, soprano, tenor, treble
female, male
feminine, masculine
VERB + VOICE
hear

I could hear voices in the next room.

raise

She's a teacher who never has to raise her voice to discipline the children.

drop, lower

She dropped her voice to a whisper.

Please lower your voice!

project

Try to project your voice so that the people at the back of the room can hear you.

control
lose

She's lost her voice and won't be able to sing tonight.

strain
find

He swallowed nervously as he tried to find his voice.

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imitate, put on

She put on a silly voice as she imitated her boss.

disguise
know, recognize
silence
VOICE + VERB
go up, rise

His voice rose in angry protest.

die away, drift away, drift off, drop, fade, tail off (esp. BrE), trail away, trail off

‘So he won't come … ’ her voice trailed off in disappointment.

be filled with sth, be full of sth

Her voice was filled with emotion.

be laced with sth, be tinged with sth
sound angry, excited, sad, etc.
deepen, harden, soften, thicken

His voice suddenly thickened with emotion.

echo

Her voice echoed through the silent house.

whisper

‘Be quiet!’ a voice whispered in his ear.

hiss, purr
call, call out, cry, cry out

‘Who is it?’ a female voice called out.

scream, shout, yell

She was dimly aware of voices shouting.

bellow, boom, boom out
resonate, reverberate, ring
come from sth
cut through sth, pierce sth

His deep voice cut through the silence.

break, catch, catch in your throat, crack

His voice broke with emotion.

His voice broke (= became a man's voice) when he was 14.

ask
answer, reply
sing
falter, quaver, quiver, shake, tremble, waver

Her voice shook with fear.

drone, drone on

The flat, unemotional voice droned on.

be devoid of sth
be drowned out by sth
carry
VOICE + NOUN
coach, teacher
lessons
recognition

the computer's voice recognition capability

mail (usually voicemail), mailbox, message, traffic
synthesizer
acting (= providing voices for animated film characters)
actor (= who provides voices for animated film characters)
command
box (usually voicebox)
PREPOSITION
in a/your voice

‘Get out!’ she shouted in a shrill voice.

There was fury in his voice as he answered her.

PHRASES
at the top of your voice

I was shouting at the top of my voice but she couldn't hear me.

a babble of voices, a hum of voices, a murmur of voices

They could hear a loud babble of voices coming from the crowded bar.

in good voice (BrE)

She was in good voice (= singing well) at the concert tonight.

The home fans were in good voice (= making a loud noise) before the match. (BrE)

keep your voice down

Please keep your voice down so as not to wake the children.

keep your voice level, keep your voice steady

He managed to keep his voice steady despite his feelings of panic.

voices in your head, voices inside your head

The main character was crazy, hearing voices in his head.

tone of voice

‘Do you have to speak to me in that tone of voice?’ she asked sadly.

2 expression of ideas/opinions
ADJECTIVE
critical, dissenting

Dissenting voices at the newspaper are very rare.

lone

a lone voice of dissent

powerful

Powerful voices in the Senate are determined to bring down the president.

distinctive

a writer with a highly distinctive voice

VERB + VOICE
find

Refugees have been unable to find a voice in politics.

add, lend

Many senior politicians have lent their voices to the campaign.

give

The magazine gave voice to hundreds of oppressed factory workers.

listen to
PREPOSITION
voice of

to listen to the voice of conscience

PHRASES
make your voice heard

a society in which individuals are able to make their voices heard

speak with one voice

The teachers speak with one voice when they demand an end to the cuts.

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verb
Voice is used with these nouns as the object: ↑anger, ↑approval, ↑complaint, ↑concern, ↑criticism, ↑desire, ↑disagreement, ↑disappointment, ↑disapproval, ↑discontent, ↑dismay, ↑displeasure, ↑dissatisfaction, ↑doubt, ↑fear, ↑feeling, ↑frustration, ↑grievance, ↑hope, ↑misgivings, ↑objection, ↑opinion, ↑opposition, ↑outrage, ↑reservation, ↑scepticism, ↑sentiment, ↑support, ↑suspicion, ↑view, ↑worry

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  • Voice — Voice, n. [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. ? a word, ? a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erw[ a]hnen to mention. Cf. {Advocate}, {Advowson}, {Avouch}, {Convoke}, {Epic}, {Vocal}, {Vouch}, {Vowel}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voice — [vois] n. [ME < OFr vois < L vox (gen. vocis), a voice < IE base * wekw , to speak > Sans vákti, (he) speaks, Gr ossa, ōps, voice, OE woma, noise] 1. sound made through the mouth, esp. by human beings in talking, singing, etc. 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Voice It — Sitz: Dresden / Deutschland Gründung: 2004 Gattung: Jazzchor Gründer: Wolfgang Ismaier Leiter: Wolfgang Ismaier Stimmen: 22 (SATB …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Voice — Voice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Voiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Voicing}.] 1. To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation. Rather assume thy right in silence and . . . then… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voice — steht für: Voice (musikalisches Duo), zypriotisches Gesangsduo Die Abkürzung VOICE steht für: Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies, europäischer Zusammenschluss von NGOs der Katastrophenhilfe Diese Seite …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Voice — (рус. Голос) может обозначать: Voice (группа, Германия) Voice (группа, Кипр) …   Википедия

  • voice — (n.) late 13c., sound made by the human mouth, from O.Fr. voiz, from L. vocem (nom. vox) voice, sound, utterance, cry, call, speech, sentence, language, word, related to vocare to call, from PIE root *wekw give vocal utterance, speak (Cf. Skt.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • voice — [n1] expression, language articulation, call, cry, delivery, exclamation, inflection, intonation, modulation, murmur, mutter, roar, shout, song, sound, speech, statement, tone, tongue, utterance, vent, vocalization, vociferation, words, yell;… …   New thesaurus

  • Voice — Voice, v. i. To clamor; to cry out. [Obs.] South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voice — index circulate, communicate, disclose, divulge, enunciate, express, intonation, mention, observe ( …   Law dictionary

  • Voice —   [englisch, vɔɪs], Stimme …   Universal-Lexikon


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