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voice

  

      n  
1    the sound made by the vibration of the vocal cords, esp. when modified by the resonant effect of the tongue and mouth  
   See also       speech  
  
Related adj  
    vocal  
2    the natural and distinctive tone of the speech sounds characteristic of a particular person  
nobody could mistake his voice     
3    the condition, quality, effectiveness, or tone of such sounds  
a hysterical voice     
4    the musical sound of a singing voice, with respect to its quality or tone  
she has a lovely voice     
5    the ability to speak, sing, etc.  
he has lost his voice     
6    a sound resembling or suggestive of vocal utterance  
the voice of the sea, the voice of hard experience     
7    written or spoken expression, as of feeling, opinion, etc. (esp. in the phrase give voice to)  
8    a stated choice, wish, or opinion or the power or right to have an opinion heard and considered  
to give someone a voice in a decision     
9    an agency through which is communicated another's purpose, policy, etc.  
such groups are the voice of our enemies     
10      (Music)  
a    musical notes produced by vibrations of the vocal cords at various frequencies and in certain registers  
a tenor voice     
b    (in harmony) an independent melodic line or part  
a fugue in five voices     
11      (Phonetics)   the sound characterizing the articulation of several speech sounds, including all vowels or sonants, that is produced when the vocal cords make loose contact with each other and are set in vibration by the breath as it forces its way through the glottis  
12      (Grammar)   a category of the verb or verbal inflections that expresses whether the relation between the subject and the verb is that of agent and action, action and recipient, or some other relation  
   See       active       5       passive       5       middle       5  
13    Obsolete   rumour  
14    foll by: of  
Obsolete   fame; renown  
15    in voice   in a condition to sing or speak well  
16    out of voice   with the voice temporarily in a poor condition, esp. for singing  
17    with one voice   unanimously  
      vb   tr  
18    to utter in words; give expression to  
to voice a complaint     
19    to articulate (a speech sound) with voice  
20      (Music)   to adjust (a wind instrument or organ pipe) so that it conforms to the correct standards of tone colour, pitch, etc.  
     (C13: from Old French voiz, from Latin vox)  
  voicer      n  


chest voice   , register  
      n   a voice of the lowest speaking or singing register  
   Compare       head voice  
head voice   , register  
      n   the high register of the human voice, in which the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head  
voice box  
      n  
1       another word for the       larynx  
  
Related adj  
    laryngeal  
2      (Also called)    talkbox   an electronic guitar attachment with a tube into the player's mouth to modulate the sound vocally  
voice input  
      n   the control and operation of computer systems by spoken commands  
voice-leading  
      n     (U.S.)      another term for       part-writing  
voice mail  
      n   an electronic system for the transfer and storage of telephone messages, which can then be dealt with by the user at his or her convenience  
voice-over  
      n   the voice of an unseen commentator heard during a film, television programme, etc.  
voice part  
      n   a melodic line written for the voice  
voice recognition  
      n   the control of a computer system by a voice or voices that the computer has been instructed to accept  
voice response  
      n   output of information from a computer system in the form of speech rather than displayed text  
voice vote  
      n   a vote taken in a legislative body by calling for the ayes and the noes and estimating which faction is more numerous from the volume of the noise  
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