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Definition 1: a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated - [noun denoting act]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the voice of the law
  • the Times is not the voice of New York
  • conservatism has many voices

(voice is a kind of ...) thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end

"a means of control" "an example is the best agency of instruction" "the true way to success"

Definition 2: the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A shrill voice sounded behind us

(voice is a kind of ...) the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause

"the sound of rain on the roof" "the beautiful sound of music"

(... is a kind of voice ) a woman's voice with male qualities

Definition 3: the ability to speak - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lost his voice

(voice is a kind of ...) the ability to perform some physical act; contrasting with mental ability

(... is a kind of voice ) the ability to speak loudly

Definition 4: the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a singer takes good care of his voice
  • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

Synonyms for voice in the sense of this definition

(voice is a kind of ...) something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

(... is a kind of voice ) the musical quality of the voice while singing

(... is a kind of voice ) a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking

(... is a kind of voice ) the voice on an unseen commentator in a film of television program

Definition 5: expressing in coherent verbal form - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the articulation of my feelings
  • I gave voice to my feelings

Synonyms for voice in the sense of this definition

(voice is a kind of ...) the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions

"expressions of good will" "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas" "the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"

Definition 6: the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to sing the tenor part

Synonyms for voice in the sense of this definition

(voice is a kind of ...) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

"she was humming an air from Beethoven"

(... is a kind of voice ) the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)

(... is a kind of voice ) the second or lower part of a duet (especially a piano duet)

(... is a kind of voice ) a part written for a singer

(... is a kind of voice ) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

(... is a kind of voice ) the lowest part in polyphonic music

Definition 7: something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wee small voice of conscience
  • the voice of experience
  • he said his voices told him to do it

(voice is a kind of ...) something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

Definition 8: a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance - [noun denoting event]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the noisy voice of the waterfall
  • the incessant voices of the artillery

(voice is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 9: an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose - [noun denoting person]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

Synonyms for voice in the sense of this definition

(voice is a kind of ...) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

(... is a kind of voice ) an informal representative

"an ambassador of good will"

(... is a kind of voice ) a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer

(... is a kind of voice ) a spokesperson (as a lawyer)

(... is a kind of voice ) a male spokesperson

(... is a kind of voice ) a female spokesperson

(... is a kind of voice ) a salesman who travels to call on customers

Definition 10: (metonymy) a singer - [noun denoting person]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted to hear trained voices sing it

(voice is a kind of ...) a person who sings

(voice belongs to category ...) substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')

Definition 11: (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes - [noun denoting linkdef]

(voice is a kind of ...) a linguistic relation established by grammar

(... is a kind of voice ) the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb

"`The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice"

(... is a kind of voice ) the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb

"`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice" "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"

(voice belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 12: give voice to - [verb of communication]

Samples where voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He voiced his concern

(voice is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

Definition 13: utter with vibrating vocal chords - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for voice in the sense of this definition

(voice is a kind of ...) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

(... is a kind of voice ) make a shrill creaking, squeaking, or noise, as of a door, mouse, or bird

(... is a kind of voice ) give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

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