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voice Idioms & Phrases


Active voice

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice
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  • (Gram.), that form of the verb by which its subject is represented as the agent or doer of the action expressed by it.
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baritone voice

  • noun the second lowest adult male singing voice
    baritone.
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Bass voice

  • noun the lowest adult male singing voice
    basso; bass.
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  • a deepsounding voice; a voice fitted for singing bass.
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Casting voice, Casting vote

  • the decisive vote of a presiding officer, when the votes of the assembly or house are equally divided. "When there was an equal vote, the governor had the casting voice." B. Trumbull.
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Chest voice

  • noun the lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing
    chest tone; chest register.
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  • (Phon.), a kind of voice of a medium or low pitch and of a sonorous quality ascribed to resonance in the chest, or thorax; voice of the thick register. It is produced by vibration of the vocal cords through their entire width and thickness, and with convex surfaces presented to each other.
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Concrete sound or movement of the voice

  • one which slides continuously up or down, as distinguished from a discrete movement, in which the voice leaps at once from one line of pitch to another.
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give voice

  • verb put into words or an expression
    phrase; articulate; word; formulate.
    • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees
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harsh-voiced

  • adjective satellite having an unusually harsh sound
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Head voice

  • noun the higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head
    head tone; head register.
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  • (Phon.), a kind of voice of high pitch and of a thin quality ascribed to resonance in the head; voice of the thin register; falsetto. In producing it, the vibration of the cords is limited to their thin edges in the upper part, which are then presented to each other.
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in a low voice

  • adverb in an undertone
    sotto voce.
    • he uttered a curse sotto voce
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loud-voiced

  • adjective satellite having an unusually loud voice
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Loud"-voiced` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a loud voice; noisy; clamorous. Byron.
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Middle voice

  • (Gram.), that form of the verb by which its subject is represented as both the agent, or doer, and the object of the action, that is, as performing some act to or upon himself, or for his own advantage.
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Mixed voices

  • (Mus.), voices of both males and females united in the same performance.
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Passive verb, ∨ Passive voice

  • (Gram.), a verb, or form of a verb, which expresses the effect of the action of some agent; as, in Latin, doceor, I am taught; in English, she is loved; the picture is admired by all; he is assailed by slander.
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Passive voice

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
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  • . (Gram.) See under Passive, a.
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singing voice

  • noun the musical quality of the voice while singing
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small voice

  • noun an inner voice that judges your behavior
    voice of conscience; small voice.
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Stress of voice

  • unusual exertion of the voice.
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tenor voice

  • noun the adult male singing voice above baritone
    tenor.
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To lift up the voice

  • to cry aloud; to call out. Gen. xxi. 16.
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tone of voice

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
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voice box

  • noun a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
    larynx.
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voice communication

  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets
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Voice glide

  • (Pron.), the brief and obscure neutral vowel sound that sometimes occurs between two consonants in an unaccented syllable (represented by the apostrophe), as in able . See Glide, n., 2.
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voice mail

  • noun a computerized system for answering and routing telephone calls; telephone messages can be recorded and stored and relayed
    voicemail.
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voice of conscience

  • noun an inner voice that judges your behavior
    voice of conscience; small voice.
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voice over

  • noun the voice on an unseen commentator in a film of television program
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voice part

  • noun a part written for a singer
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Voice stop

  • . See Voiced stop, under Voiced, a.
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voiced sound

  • noun a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
    sonant.
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wee small voice

  • noun an inner voice that judges your behavior
    voice of conscience; small voice.
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With one voice

  • unanimously. "All with one voice . . . cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians." Acts xix. 34.
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