English noun: voice
|1.||voice (attribute) the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech|
|Samples||A shrill voice sounded behind us.|
|2.||voice (communication) the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract|
|Samples||A singer takes good care of his voice.|
The giraffe cannot make any vocalizations.
|Synonyms||phonation, vocalisation, vocalism, vocalization, vox|
|Narrower (hyponym)||singing voice, sprechgesang, sprechstimme, voice over|
|3.||voice (event) a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance|
|Samples||The noisy voice of the waterfall.|
The incessant voices of the artillery.
|4.||voice (communication) expressing in coherent verbal form|
|Samples||The articulation of my feelings.|
I gave voice to my feelings.
|Broader (hypernym)||expression, verbal expression, verbalism|
|5.||voice (act) a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated|
|Samples||The voice of the law.|
The Times is not the voice of New York.
Conservatism has many voices.
|Broader (hypernym)||agency, means, way|
|6.||voice (communication) something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression|
|Samples||The wee small voice of conscience.|
The voice of experience.
He said his voices told him to do it.
|7.||voice (person) (metonymy) a singer|
|Samples||He wanted to hear trained voices sing it.|
|Broader (hypernym)||singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer|
|8.||voice (person) an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose|
|Samples||The meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government.|
|Synonyms||interpreter, representative, spokesperson|
|Broader (hypernym)||advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ambassador, bagman, commercial traveler, commercial traveller, flack, flack catcher, flak, flak catcher, mouth, mouthpiece, roadman, spokesman, spokeswoman, traveling salesman, travelling salesman|
|9.||voice (attribute) the ability to speak|
|Samples||He lost his voice.|
|Broader (hypernym)||physical ability|
|10.||voice (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes|
|Broader (hypernym)||grammatical relation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||active, active voice, passive, passive voice|
|11.||voice (communication) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music|
|Samples||He tried to sing the tenor part.|
|Broader (hypernym)||air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune|
|Narrower (hyponym)||accompaniment, backup, bass, bass part, musical accompaniment, primo, secondo, support, voice part|
English verb: voice
|1.||voice (communication) give voice to|
|Samples||He voiced his concern.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize|
|2.||voice (communication) utter with vibrating vocal chords|
|Synonyms||sound, vocalise, vocalize|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out|
|Narrower (hyponym)||chirk, quaver, waver|