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Dictionary definition for: Voice

1. (n) the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person''s speech; "A shrill voice sounded behind us"

2. (v) give voice to; "He voiced his concern"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) utter with vibrating vocal chords

5. (n) a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance; "the noisy voice of the waterfall" "the incessant voices of the artillery"

6. (n) expressing in coherent verbal form; "the articulation of my feelings" "I gave voice to my feelings"

7. (n) 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"

8. (n) 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"

9. (n) (metonymy) a singer; "he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"

10. (n) an advocate who represents someone else''s policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

11. (n) the ability to speak; "he lost his voice"

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

13. (n) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"

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