An example of to voice is stating concerns about something.
The murmuring voice of the forest.
An example of a voice is someone who sings beautifully.
An example of a voice is someone reading out loud to a child.
“Birds build nests” uses the active voice; “nests built by birds” uses the passive voice.
Voice a grievance.
To lose one's voice.
To recognize someone's voice over the phone.
Giving voice to his joy.
A hoarse voice; the announcer's booming voice.
The animated series was voiced by famous actors.
An angry voice.
A newspaper known to be the voice of the administration.
He with a manly voice saith his message. "” Geoffrey Chaucer.
Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman. "” Shakespeare, King Lear, V-iii.
Thy voice is music. "” Shakespeare, Henry V, V-ii.
Join thy voice unto the angel choir. "” John Milton.
After the fire a still small voice. "” 1 Kings 19:12
Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? "” Job 40:9
The floods have lifted up their voice. "” Psalms 93:3
O Marcus, I am warm'd; my heart Leaps at the trumpet's voice. "” Joseph Addison.
I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. "” Galatians 4:20
My voice is in my sword. "” Shakespeare, Macbeth, V-vii.
Let us call on God in the voice of his church. "” Bp. Fell.
Sicinius. How now, my masters! have you chose this man? / 1st Citizen. He has our voices, sir. "” Shakespeare, Coriolanus, II-iii.
Some laws ordain, and some attend the choice / Of holy senates, and elect by voice. "” John Dryden.
So shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God. "” Deuteronomy 8:20
A potent voice of Parliament. "” Alfred Tennyson.
Rather assume thy right in silence and . . . then voice it with claims and challenges. "” Francis Bacon.
It was voiced that the king purposed to put to death Edward Plantagenet. "” Francis Bacon.
- As loudly as one's voice will allow.
- In complete agreement; unanimously.
- with the voice in good condition, as for singing
Origin of voice
- Middle English from Old French vois from Latin vōx vōc- wekw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English vois, from Anglo-Norman voiz, voys, voice, Old French vois, voiz (Modern French voix), from Latin vōcem, accusative form of Latin vōx (“voice"), from Proto-Indo-European *wek-, *wekÊ·-, *wokÊ·- (“to utter, speak"). Cognate with Sanskrit वच् (“to say, speak"), German erwähnen (“to mention"). Displaced native Middle English steven (“voice"), from Old English stefn (see steven), Middle English rouste (“voice") from Old Norse raust, and Middle English rearde (“voice") from Old English reord. Compare advocate, advowson, avouch, convoke, epic, vocal, vouch, vowel.