voice

voice
I UK [vɔɪs] / US noun
Word forms "voice":
singular voice plural voices
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1) [countable/uncountable] the sounds that someone makes when they speak

A female voice answered the phone.

We could hear voices in the next apartment.

He tried to keep the irritation out of his voice.

a man with a deep/soft/loud voice

in a ... voice:

The woman at the desk greeted him in a bored voice.

tone of voice (= the aspect of your voice that shows how you feel):

I knew from his tone of voice that he was extremely annoyed.

in someone's voice (= when someone's attitude or feelings are shown in the way that they speak):

Phillips called back later, and this time there was real irritation in his voice.

a) [uncountable] someone's ability to speak
lose your voice:

I have a cold – I think I'm losing my voice.

b) [countable/uncountable] someone's ability to sing

My father had a fine bass voice.

be in good/fine voice (= be singing well):

You're in good voice tonight!

c) [countable] music one of the singers in a piece of classical music

an arrangement for piano and four voices


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with voice
▪  clear, deep, firm, flat, gentle, gruff, harsh, high, hoarse, husky, loud, low, quiet, shaky, shrill, soft, strident
2)
a) [singular] the right or opportunity to express your opinions and influence what happens

The apartheid system left the majority of the population without a political voice.

have a voice (in something):

Parents should have a voice in any changes to the school curriculum.

give voice to something (= express something publicly):

Her article gave voice to the anger felt by many local people.

b) [countable] the opinion of a person or group
voice of:

The voice of ordinary party members was rarely listened to.

make your voice heard (= make sure that your opinion is known to others):

Anti-capitalist groups used street protests as a way of making their voices heard.

3) [singular] a person, newspaper, organization etc that expresses a particular idea or that represents the opinions of a particular group

The paper sees itself as the authentic voice of Middle England.

voice of reason/authority/experience etc:

The senator has long been a voice of reason on this issue.

4) [singular] linguistics the form of a verb that shows whether the subject of the verb does the action (the active voice) or whether the action is done to it (the passive voice)
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II UK [vɔɪs] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "voice":
present tense I/you/we/they voice he/she/it voices present participle voicing past tense voiced past participle voiced
1) formal to express your opinions or feelings about something, especially negative feelings

Human rights groups have voiced their concern over the treatment of refugees.

Matthew voiced some doubts about our plan.


Collocations:
Nouns frequently used with voice
▪  anger, concern, displeasure, doubts, fears, misgivings, suspicion
2) linguistics to produce a sound with your mouth and vocal cords

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  • 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}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voice — [vois] n. [ME < OFr vois < L vox (gen. vocis), a voice < IE base * wekw , to speak > Sans vákti, (he) speaks, Gr ossa, ōps, voice, OE woma, noise] 1. sound made through the mouth, esp. by human beings in talking, singing, etc. 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Voice It — Sitz: Dresden / Deutschland Gründung: 2004 Gattung: Jazzchor Gründer: Wolfgang Ismaier Leiter: Wolfgang Ismaier Stimmen: 22 (SATB …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Voice — Voice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Voiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Voicing}.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voice — steht für: Voice (musikalisches Duo), zypriotisches Gesangsduo Die Abkürzung VOICE steht für: Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies, europäischer Zusammenschluss von NGOs der Katastrophenhilfe Diese Seite …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Voice — (рус. Голос) может обозначать: Voice (группа, Германия) Voice (группа, Кипр) …   Википедия

  • voice — (n.) late 13c., sound made by the human mouth, from O.Fr. voiz, from L. vocem (nom. vox) voice, sound, utterance, cry, call, speech, sentence, language, word, related to vocare to call, from PIE root *wekw give vocal utterance, speak (Cf. Skt.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • voice — [n1] expression, language articulation, call, cry, delivery, exclamation, inflection, intonation, modulation, murmur, mutter, roar, shout, song, sound, speech, statement, tone, tongue, utterance, vent, vocalization, vociferation, words, yell;… …   New thesaurus

  • Voice — Voice, v. i. To clamor; to cry out. [Obs.] South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voice — index circulate, communicate, disclose, divulge, enunciate, express, intonation, mention, observe ( …   Law dictionary

  • Voice —   [englisch, vɔɪs], Stimme …   Universal-Lexikon

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