(noun, verb)


1. the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech

- A shrill voice sounded behind us

Definition categories: attribute, sound

2. 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

Similar word(s): phonation, vocalisation, vocalism, vocalization, vox

Definition categories: communication

3. a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance

- the noisy voice of the waterfall

- the incessant voices of the artillery

Definition categories: event, sound

4. expressing in coherent verbal form

- I gave voice to my feelings

Similar word(s): articulation

Definition categories: communication, expression, verbalism

5. 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

Definition categories: act, agency, means, way

6. 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

Definition categories: communication

7. (metonymy) a singer

- he wanted to hear trained voices sing it

Definition categories: person, singer, vocalist, vocalizer

8. an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

Similar word(s): interpreter, representative, spokesperson

Definition categories: person, advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent

9. the ability to speak

- he lost his voice

Definition categories: attribute

10. (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

Definition categories: link

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

Similar word(s): part

Definition categories: communication, air, line, melody, strain, tune

Sentences with voice as a noun:

- The human voice is the oldest musical instrument in history.

- She has a pleasant voice.

- His low voice allowed hum to become a bass in the choir.

- to cultivate the voice

- The theme of this piece constantly migrates between the three voice parts.


1. give voice to

- He voiced his concern

Definition categories: communication, express, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. utter with vibrating vocal chords

Similar word(s): sound, vocalise, vocalize

Definition categories: communication, articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say