- having a voice
- having or using (a specified kind or tone of) voice: often in hyphenated compounds: deep-voiced
- expressed by the voice
- Phonet. articulated with simultaneous vibration of the vocal cords: said of certain consonants, as (b), (z), and (m)
- Having a voice or a specified kind of voice. Often used in combination: harsh-voiced.
- Linguistics Uttered with vibration of the vocal cords, as the sounds (b) and (d).
- Simple past tense and past participle of voice.
Variant of voice
- sound made through the mouth, esp. by human beings in talking, singing, etc.
- the ability to make sounds orally or to speak, sing, etc.: to lose one's voice
- any sound regarded as like vocal utterance: the voice of the sea
- anything regarded as like vocal utterance in communicating to the mind: the voice of one's conscience
- a specified condition, quality, or tone of vocal sound: an angry voice
- the characteristic speech sounds normally made by a particular person: to recognize someone's voice over the phone
- an expressed wish, choice, opinion, etc.: the voice of the people
- the right to express one's wish, choice, opinion, etc., or to make it prevail; vote: to have a voice in one's government
- utterance or expression: giving voice to his joy
- the person or other agency by which something is expressed or made known: a newspaper known to be the voice of the administration
- a characteristic of verbs, expressed in some languages by inflection, indicating the relation of the subject to the action of the verb either as agent (active voice), recipient (passive voice), or both, as in reflexives (middle voice); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic
- any of the forms a verb takes to indicate this characteristic
- musical sound made with the mouth; singing
- the quality of a particular person's singing: a good voice
- a singer
- any of the individual parts sung or played together in a musical composition
- Phonet. sound made by vibration of the vocal cords with air forced from the lungs, as in the articulation of all vowels and such consonants as (b), (d), (g), and (m)
Origin of voiceMiddle English ; from Old French vois ; from Classical Latin vox (gen. vocis), a voice ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wekw-, to speak from source Sanskrit vákti, (he) speaks, Classical Greek ossa, ōps, voice, Old English woma, noise
with the voice in good condition, as for singing
with one voice