Crossword clues for voice
- Expressing in coherent verbal form
- An advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
- A sound suggestive of a vocal utterance
- The sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
- A means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated
- Kind of box
- Sinatra's gift
- Sinatra's great asset
- Express an opinion
- The ___ (Sinatra)
- Tenor, for one
- Kind of vote or box
- Mezzo-soprano, e.g.
- Sinatra, "The ___"
- Larynx product
- Echo lost all but this
- Domingo asset
- Style of expression
- Alto or tenor
- Word before mail or vote
- Alto or soprano
- See 83-Across
- Singer's sound
- Need for a 17-Across
- Part in an animated film
- (metonymy) a singer
- Something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression
- (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
- The ability to speak
- The distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Voice \Voice\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Voiced; p. pr. & vb. n. Voicing.]
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 voice it with claims and challenges.''
It was voiced that the king purposed to put to death Edward Plantagenet.
(Phon.) To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.
To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
To vote; to elect; to appoint. [Obs.]
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.]
Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice; a pleasant voice; a low voice.
He with a manly voice saith his message.
Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman.
Thy voice is music.
Join thy voice unto the angel choir.
(Phon.) Sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b, v, d, etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; -- distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in f, s, sh, etc., and also whisper.
Note: Voice, in this sense, is produced by vibration of the so-called vocal cords in the larynx (see Illust. of Larynx) which act upon the air, not in the manner of the strings of a stringed instrument, but as a pair of membranous tongues, or reeds, which, being continually forced apart by the outgoing current of breath, and continually brought together again by their own elasticity and muscular tension, break the breath current into a series of puffs, or pulses, sufficiently rapid to cause the sensation of tone. The power, or loudness, of such a tone depends on the force of the separate pulses, and this is determined by the pressure of the expired air, together with the resistance on the part of the vocal cords which is continually overcome. Its pitch depends on the number of a["e]rial pulses within a given time, that is, on the rapidity of their succession. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 5, 146, 155.
The tone or sound emitted by anything.
After the fire a still small voice.
--1 Kings xix. 12.
Canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
--Job xl. 9.
The floods have lifted up their voice.
--Ps. xciii. 3.
O Marcus, I am warm'd; my heart Leaps at the trumpet's voice.
The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice.
Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion.
I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
--Gal. iv. 20.
My voice is in my sword.
Let us call on God in the voice of his church.
Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
Sic. How now, my masters! have you chose this man? 1 Cit. He has our voices, sir.
Some laws ordain, and some attend the choice Of holy senates, and elect by voice.
Command; precept; -- now chiefly used in scriptural language.
So shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.
--Deut. viii. 20.
One who speaks; a speaker. ``A potent voice of Parliament.''
(Gram.) A particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.
Active voice (Gram.), that form of the verb by which its subject is represented as the agent or doer of the action expressed by it.
Chest voice (Phon.), a kind of voice of a medium or low pitch and of a sonorous quality ascribed to resonance in the chest, or thorax; voice of the thick register. It is produced by vibration of the vocal cords through their entire width and thickness, and with convex surfaces presented to each other.
Head voice (Phon.), a kind of voice of high pitch and of a thin quality ascribed to resonance in the head; voice of the thin register; falsetto. In producing it, the vibration of the cords is limited to their thin edges in the upper part, which are then presented to each other.
Middle voice (Gram.), that form of the verb by which its subject is represented as both the agent, or doer, and the object of the action, that is, as performing some act to or upon himself, or for his own advantage.
Passive voice. (Gram.) See under Passive, a.
Voice glide (Pron.), the brief and obscure neutral vowel sound that sometimes occurs between two consonants in an unaccented syllable (represented by the apostrophe), as in able (a"b'l). See Glide, n., 2.
Voice stop. See Voiced stop, under Voiced, a.
With one voice, unanimously. ``All with one voice . . . cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.''
--Acts xix. 34.
Voice \Voice\, v. i.
To clamor; to cry out. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., "sound made by the human mouth," from Old French voiz "voice, speech; word, saying, rumor, report" (Modern French voix), from Latin vocem (nominative vox) "voice, sound, utterance, cry, call, speech, sentence, language, word" (source also of Italian voce, Spanish voz), related to vocare "to call," from PIE root *wekw- "give vocal utterance, speak" (cognates: Sanskrit vakti "speaks, says," vacas- "word;" Avestan vac- "speak, say;" Greek eipon (aorist) "spoke, said," epos "word;" Old Prussian wackis "cry;" German er-wähnen "to mention").\n
\nReplaced Old English stefn. Meaning "ability in a singer" is first attested c.1600. Meaning "expression of feeling, etc." (in reference to groups of people, etc., such as Voice of America) is recorded from late 14c. Meaning "invisible spirit or force that directs or suggests" (especially in the context of insanity, as in hear voices in (one's) head) is from 1911.
mid-15c., "to be commonly said," from voice (n.). From c.1600 as "to express, give utterance to" (a feeling, opinion, etc.); from 1867 as "utter (a letter-sound) with the vocal cords." Related: Voiced; voicing.
n. Sound uttered by the mouth, especially by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, vb. 1 (context transitive English) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to '''voice''' the sentiments of the nation. 2 (context transitive phonology English) To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper. 3 (context transitive English) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to '''voice''' the pipes of an organ. 4 (context transitive obsolete English) To vote; to elect; to appoint 5 (context intransitive obsolete English) To clamor; to cry out, to steven 6 (context transitive Internet English) To assign the voice flag to a user on IRC, permitting them to send messages to the channel. 7 (context television film English) To act as a voice actor to portray a character.
n. the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech; "A shrill voice sounded behind us"
the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good care of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations" [syn: vocalization, vocalisation, phonation, vox]
a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance; "the noisy voice of the waterfall"; "the incessant voices of the artillery"
expressing in coherent verbal form; "the articulation of my feelings"; "I gave voice to my feelings" [syn: articulation]
a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated; "the voice of the law"; "the Times is not the voice of New York"; "conservatism has many voices"
something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression; "the wee small voice of conscience"; "the voice of experience"; "he said his voices told him to do it"
(metonymy) a singer; "he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"
the ability to speak; "he lost his voice"
(linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part" [syn: part]
The term, however, is used to refer to two separate concepts:
- Voicing can refer to the articulatory process in which the vocal cords vibrate, its primary use in phonetics to describe phones, which are particular speech sounds.
- It can also refer to a classification of speech sounds that tend to be associated with vocal cord vibration but may not actually be voiced at the articulatory level. That is the term's primary use in phonology to describe phonemes or in phonetics to describe phones.
At the articulatory level, a voiced sound is one in which the vocal cords vibrate, and a voiceless sound is one in which they do not.
For example, voicing accounts for the difference between the pair of sounds associated with the English letters "s" and "z". The two sounds are transcribed as and to distinguish them from the English letters, which have several possible pronunciations, depending on the context. If one places the fingers on the voice box (i.e. the location of the Adam's apple in the upper throat), one can feel a vibration while zzzz is pronounced but not with ssss. (For a more detailed, technical explanation, see modal voice and phonation.) In most European languages, with a notable exception being Icelandic, vowels and other sonorants (consonants such as m, n, l, and r) are modally voiced.
When used to classify speech sounds, voiced and unvoiced are merely labels used to group phones and phonemes together for the purposes of classification.
The voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc.
Voice or The Voice or The Voices may refer to:
Voice ( also known as Whispering Corridors 4: Voice and Voice Letter) is a 2005 South Korean horror film, and the fourth installment of the Whispering Corridors film series. This film was the debut film for its three young actresses, as well as director Choi Ik-hwan, who had served as an assistant director on the first film.
It was screened at the 2006 San Francisco Korean American Film Festival.
Voice has released two recordings on Sheer Sound. Their second album, Songs for Our Grandchildren, was nominated for Best Traditional Jazz Release for the 2003-2004 South African Music Awards. They played as a featured group at the 2005 Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Voice is a Marvel Comics supervillain. Jason Cragg is not to be confused with David Angar, alias Angar the Screamer, who once used the alias of the Voice.
Voice 'The union for education professionals' (formerly The Professional Association of Teachers) is an independent British trade union for teachers, lecturers and other education and childcare workers in British education. The union is committed to the principle of not striking or engaging in "any kind of industrial action" "in any circumstances."
Voice is the title of the second and last album by the Barratt Band.
Voice is a 2001 solo album by Journey guitarist Neal Schon. The album features instrumental versions of popular songs. It peaked at number 15 on Billboard's Top New Age album chart in the same year. In 2002, Voice was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Voice is the ninth album (sixth studio album) by Mika Nakashima, released on November 26, 2008. It contains all of her singles from " Life" up to " Orion". The album had two releases: a CD-only and CD+DVD format. The CD+DVD version comes in a deluxe box.
Voice, on its release, provided Nakashima with her first #1 album on the Oricon 200 Album Chart since Best in 2005. It has been certified Platinum by RIAJ for shipment of 250,000 copies in Japan, and has amassed sales of over 450,000 copies since its release in 2008.
Voice is the youth led anti-tobacco movement in Indiana. Started in 2001, Voice youth utilize guerrilla marketing to fight back against the tobacco industry’s youth-targeted marketing tactics. Voice is represented by youth from across Indiana who strive to educate and prevent young Hoosiers from becoming replacement smokers for the more than 10,000 people who die each year from tobacco use in Indiana.
In grammar, the voice (also called diathesis and (rarely) gender (of verbs)) of a verb describes the relationship between the action (or state) that the verb expresses and the participants identified by its arguments (subject, object, etc.). When the subject is the agent or doer of the action, the verb is in the active voice. When the subject is the patient, target or undergoer of the action, the verb is said to be in the passive voice.
For example, in the sentence:The cat ate the mouse.
the verb "ate" is in the active voice. However, in the sentence:The mouse was eaten by the cat.
the verbal phrase "was eaten" is passive.
In the sentence:The hunter killed the bear.
the verb "killed" is in the active voice, and the doer of the action is the "hunter". A passive version of the sentence is:The bear was killed by the hunter.
where the verbal phrase "was killed" is followed by the word "by" and then by the doer "hunter".
In a transformation from an active-voice clause to an equivalent passive-voice construction, the subject and the direct object switch grammatical roles. The direct object gets promoted to subject, and the subject demoted to an (optional) complement. In the examples above, the mouse serves as the direct object in the active-voice version, but becomes the subject in the passive version. The subject of the active-voice version, the cat, becomes part of a prepositional phrase in the passive version of the sentence, and can be left out entirely.
"Voice" (stylized as "VOICE") is the sixteenth overall single of electropop girl group Perfume. It was released on August 11, 2010 as a CD-only version and CD+DVD version. "Voice" was used in the commercial of "Nissan no Omise de!" Campaign and "575" was used in the Light Pool phone commercial by KDDI iida.
Voice is an album from Hiromi Uehara Trio Project featuring bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips.
VOICE is the first mini album released by the J-Urban artist Emi Hinouchi.
Voice is the seventh single released by the Japanese pop-rock band Porno Graffitti. It was released on October 17, 2001. It was certified as platinum single by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.
Voice (An Acoustic Collection) is a 2010 acoustic album from Delerium's past singles and tracks from previous albums.
The album also includes three new tracks: "Send Me An Angel", "Too Late, Farewell" and "Vienna".
"Voice" was also released as an EP included for free and exclusively with the Sonic Seducer magazine issue 10 of 2010 in Germany.
Voice is CNBLUE's second Japanese mini-album. Y, Why is the only song which is not English. Y, Why is a Japanese song which was released as a Korean song in their first Korean mini-album, Bluetory.
Voice (stylized as VOICE in Japan) is a Japanese studio album by South Korean boy band 2AM. This is their first full length Japanese album.
The new album contains twelve songs including a song, 無邪気な笑顔で, self-composed by its member Chang Min. Originally in Korean lyrics but for the Japanese album release, the lyrics had been changed to Japanese.
The other 3 new songs are First Love, Pretty Girl and 愛の歌がRadioから.
The rest are songs from their 1st to 4th Japanese singles releases in the year 2012:
- Never Let You Go: Shindemo Hanasanai
- Denwa ni Denai Kimi ni
- For You: Kimi no Tame ni Dekiru Koto
- Darenimo Watasenai Yo
Voice also known as Alexandros and Christina was a Cypriot musical duo made up of Christina Argyri and Alexandros Panayi. The duo represented Cyprus in 2000 Eurovision Song Contest with the song " Nomiza" ( Greek script: Νόμιζα, English translation: "I Believed").
Usage examples of "voice".
At the same time, the desperation I heard in some voices made me wonder if Natch had been right to question our ability to make changes.
He had given the name of Stanley Adams, and had had such a queerly thick droning voice, that it made the clerk abnormally dizzy and sleepy to listen to him.
The musty auditorium was a dimly lit torture chamber, filled with the droning dull voice punctuated by the sharp screams of the electrified, the sea of nodding heads abob here and there with painfully leaping figures.
So they abode a little, and the more part of what talk there was came from the Lady, and she was chiefly asking Ralph of his home in Upmeads, and his brethren and kindred, and he told her all openly, and hid naught, while her voice ravished his very soul from him, and it seemed strange to him, that such an one should hold him in talk concerning these simple matters and familiar haps, and look on him so kindly and simply.
And to rage was added fear: fear that once on her own she might complain that he had sexually abused her as a child, and, worse still, that she might voice her suspicions about the fate of some of the young women she had seen in Cromwell Street.
My voice had an accent of forced bravery in it, and I was ashamed of my paltry stratagem.
Good gracious, but his deep masculine voice was rich, with a thick, lilting accent that could only be described as musical.
She had the careful almost accentless voice of the language student, and her phrases seemed to have been adopted whole from the speech of the grownups around her.
The Acceptor could tell the Tandu so much about that angry voice, but they were only interested in shutting it out.
The Acceptor was enthralled by the angry voices that churned below, and listened with all its might.
Monk paused, his voice acknowledging her worry and, perhaps, his own misgivings about Fleet.
These words are read out by the priest in a deep voice to all who are about to observe the Holy Supper, and are listened to by them in full acknowledgment that they are true.
I could hear their voices, full of excitement -- but the acoustics of the place made it impossible to get a good fix on the cries that were bounding back and forth across the lobby.
I could almost hear his voice, insinuating, dry, full of cold humor, an actorish voice.
Never was an actress found who could replace her, and to find one it would be necessary that she should unite in herself all the perfections which Silvia possessed for the difficult profession of the stage: action, voice, intelligence, wit, countenance, manners, and a deep knowledge of the human heart.