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English noun: voice

1. voice (attribute) the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech


SamplesA shrill voice sounded behind us.


Broader (hypernym)sound


Narrower (hyponym)androglossia

2. voice (communication) the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract


SamplesA singer takes good care of his voice.
The giraffe cannot make any vocalizations.


Synonymsphonation, vocalisation, vocalism, vocalization, vox


Broader (hypernym)communication


Narrower (hyponym)singing voice, sprechgesang, sprechstimme, voice over

3. voice (event) a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance


SamplesThe noisy voice of the waterfall.
The incessant voices of the artillery.


Broader (hypernym)sound

4. voice (communication) expressing in coherent verbal form


SamplesThe articulation of my feelings.
I gave voice to my feelings.


Synonymsarticulation


Broader (hypernym)expression, verbal expression, verbalism

5. voice (act) a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated


SamplesThe 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


SamplesThe wee small voice of conscience.
The voice of experience.
He said his voices told him to do it.


Broader (hypernym)communication

7. voice (person) (metonymy) a singer


SamplesHe wanted to hear trained voices sing it.


Broader (hypernym)singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer


Domain categorymetonymy

8. voice (person) an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose


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


Synonymsinterpreter, 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


SamplesHe lost his voice.


Broader (hypernym)physical ability


Narrower (hyponym)lung-power

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


Domain categorylinguistics

11. voice (communication) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music


SamplesHe tried to sing the tenor part.


Synonymspart


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


SamplesHe voiced his concern.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. voice (communication) utter with vibrating vocal chords


Synonymssound, vocalise, vocalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out


Narrower (hyponym)chirk, quaver, waver


Antonymsdevoice









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