[vɒɪs] or [vɔɪs]
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech; 'A shrill voice sounded behind us'.
(noun.) the ability to speak; 'he lost his voice'.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance; 'the noisy voice of the waterfall'; 'the incessant voices of the artillery'.
(noun.) (metonymy) a singer; 'he wanted to hear trained voices sing it'.
(noun.) (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes.
(verb.) give voice to; 'He voiced his concern'.
(verb.) utter with vibrating vocal chords.
(n.) Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice; a pleasant voice; a low voice.
(n.) Sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b, v, d, etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; -- distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in f, s, sh, etc., and also whisper.
(n.) The tone or sound emitted by anything.
(n.) The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice.
(n.) Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion.
(n.) Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
(n.) Command; precept; -- now chiefly used in scriptural language.
(n.) One who speaks; a speaker.
(n.) A particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.
(v. t.) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.
(v. t.) To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.
(v. t.) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
(v. t.) To vote; to elect; to appoint.
(v. i.) To clamor; to cry out.
n. . Spoken sound.. Sound, noise, notes.. Vote, suffrage.. Tone, mode of speaking.
SYN:Tone, utterance, language, articulation, words, expression, signification,opinion, vote, suffrage, say, control
ANT:Aphony, muteness, obmutescence, voicelessness, silence, inarticulation,inexpression, dumbness, inauthoritativeness
n. sound from the mouth: sound given out by anything: utterance or mode of utterance: language: expression: expressed opinion: one who speaks: (Shak.) reputation: sound uttered with resonance of the vocal chords: vote: (gram.) mode of inflecting verbs as being active or passive.—v.t. to give utterance to declare announce: to fit for sounding: to regulate the tone of: to utter with voice or tone as distinguished from breath.—adjs. Voiced furnished with a voice; Voice′ful having a voice: vocal.—n. Voice′fulness.—adj. Voice′less having no voice or vote.—ns. Voice′lessness; Voic′er; Voic′ing the regulating of the tone of organ pipes ensuring proper power pitch and quality.—In my voice (Shak.) in my name; Inner voice part in music a voice-part intermediate between the highest and the lowest; In voice in good condition for singing or speaking.—With one voice unanimously.
To dream of hearing voices, denotes pleasant reconciliations, if they are calm and pleasing; high-pitched and angry voices, signify disappointments and unfavorable situations. To hear weeping voices, shows that sudden anger will cause you to inflict injury upon a friend. If you hear the voice of God, you will make a noble effort to rise higher in unselfish and honorable principles, and will justly hold the admiration of high-minded people. For a mother to hear the voice of her child, is a sign of approaching misery, perplexity and grievous doubts. To hear the voice of distress, or a warning one calling to you, implies your own serious misfortune or that of some one close to you. If the voice is recognized, it is often ominous of accident or illness, which may eliminate death or loss.
- You ought not to have come today, she said in an altered voice; and suddenly she turned, flung her arms about him and pressed her lips to his. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- His walk was soft; his voice was melancholy; his long lanky fingers were hooked like claws. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- George Lamb and Elliston together, after they had listened to a page or two, with one voice exclaimed, Very stupid. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- He had heard her voice. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- I had heard that very voice ere this, and compulsory observation had forced on me a theory as to what it boded. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- I started, but was only discomposed a moment; I knew the voice and speaker. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Joe patted the coverlet on my shoulder with his great good hand, and said, in what I thought a husky voice, Good night! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- But in spite of their efforts to be as cheery as larks, the flutelike voices did not seem to chord as well as usual, and all felt out of tune. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- At that point I slackened my pace and proceeded cautiously, but I saw no one, and heard no voices. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Hearing voices on the terrace below, I looked out of window, and saw the two gentlemen walking up and down together. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- But they could not really talk, because of the glassy ravel of women's excited, cold laughter and running voices. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Gentlemen, there was the sound of voices in the front room, and--' 'And you listened, I believe, Mrs. Cluppins? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- One voice made of many voices, resounded through the chamber; it syllabled the name of Raymond. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- They sat wondering, in silence; or, if they exchanged a few words, spoke in whispers, as if they were afraid to hear the sound of their own voices. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- We were angry; but the doctor was always serene, always smooth-voiced. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- The words surged through my brain again and again, until at last I must have voiced them audibly, for Yersted shook his head. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- Do not tell me that a human throat voiced that hideous and fearsome shriek. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- Such a tale filled the trumpet of many voiced fame; such a tale rendered my longer stay at Vienna, away from the friend of my youth, intolerable. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Ah, there's better folks spend their money worse, said a firm-voiced dyer, whose crimson hands looked out of keeping with his good-natured face. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- When later, Carlyle and Ruskin battered the economists into silence with invective and irony they were voicing the dumb protest of the humane people of England. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.