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voice (linguistics)

Definition:

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

Class:

relation noun (relations between people, things, and ideas)

Plural:

voices

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"sound made by the human mouth", from Old French voiz, from Latin vocem...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of voice...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Human voice | voice

consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc. Habitual speech average fundamental frequency ranges in 75-150 Hz for men and 150-300 Hz for women. The human voice is specifically... (40 of 2730 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Human voice

Voice (disambiguation)

consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc. Voice may also refer to: Writer's voice | Voice acting | Voice vote | Voice (film), a 2005 South Korean film | The Voice (film), a... (41 of 302 words, 33 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Voice (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

voice | in voice [sense-specific] | out of voice [sense-specific] | with one voice [sense-specific] | active (sense 5), passive (sense 5), middle [sense-specific, synonym] | rumour [synonym, sense-specific] | renown [synonym, sense-specific] | voicer [noun, derived]

the sound made by the vibration of the vocal cords, especially when ... | the natural and distinctive tone of the speech sounds characteristic of a ... (25 of 801 words, 22 definitions, 20 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/voice

Random House Dictionary:

voice | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | the still, small voice [sense-specific] | with one voice [sense-specific] | a voice part [sense-specific]

the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc. | the faculty or ... (23 of 468 words, 26 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/voice

Macmillan British Dictionary:

voice | voices [plural] | keep your voice down | someone likes the sound of their own voice | someone's voice breaks | speak with one voice

[countable/uncountable] the sounds that someone makes when they speak ; ... | [singular] the right or opportunity to express your opinions and ... (21 of 467 words, 8 definitions, 21 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/voice

voice [transitive, verb] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | voices [3rd-person singular present]

[formal] to express your opinions or feelings about something, especially negative feelings | [linguistics] to produce a sound with your mouth and ... (21 of 77 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/voice 34

Oxford Dictionary:

voice | voices | give voice to | in voice | with one voice | voiced [derived] | voicer [derived]

the sound produced in a person's larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song | the ability to speak or sing | (usually "voices") : the ... (26 of 397 words, 20 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/voice

Merriam-Webster:

voice [entry 1, noun] | with one voice | voice part [sense-specific] | unanimously [synonym, sense-specific] | say [synonym, sense-specific] | say-so [synonym, sense-specific] | vote [synonym, sense-specific] | part [similar, sense-specific] | role [similar, sense-specific] | ...

sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx ; ... | a sound resembling or suggesting vocal utterance | an instrument or medium ... (24 of 372 words, 6 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/voice

voice [entry 2, verb] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | utter [synonym, sense-specific] | air [synonym, sense-specific] | expound [synonym, sense-specific] | give [synonym, sense-specific] | look [synonym, sense-specific] | raise [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to express in words; "utter" | to adjust for producing the proper musical sounds | to pronounce (as a consonant) with voice (20 of 120 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/voice show=1

Britannica Encyclopedia:

voice [grammar]

in grammar, form of a verb indicating the relation between the participants in a narrated event and the event itself. Common distinctions of voice ... (24 of 356 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/631842​/voice

voice [phonetics] | Full Voice [synonym]

in phonetics, the sound that is produced by the vibration of the vocal cords. All vowels are normally voiced, but consonants may be either voiced or ... (26 of 142 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/631843​/voice

New World Dictionary:

voice | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | voces [plural] | voicer [noun, related]

sound made through the mouth, especially by human beings in talking, singing, etc. | the ability to make sounds orally or to speak, sing, etc. | any ... (25 of 346 words, 14 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voice

Wiktionary:

voice | voices [plural] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | voyce [archaic, sense-specific] | steven [synonym, sense-specific] | reard [synonym, sense-specific] | vote [synonym, sense-specific] | say-so [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; steven; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice; a pleasant voice; a low voice. | [phonetics] Sound of the... (41 of 345 words, 17 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voice

American Heritage Dictionary:

voice | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | voices [3rd-person singular present] | voice part [sense-specific] | diathesis [sense-specific]

The sound produced by the vocal organs of a vertebrate, especially a human. | The ability to produce such sounds. | A specified quality, condition, or ... (24 of 324 words, 19 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voice

Cambridge Dictionary:

voice [entry 1] | be in good voice

the sounds that are made when people speak or sing | "be in good voice": to be singing well (18 of 126 words, 2 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/voice 1

voice [entry 2]

(the right to) an expression of opinion | [singular] an important quality or opinion which someone expresses, or the person who is able to express it (25 of 101 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/voice 2

voice [entry 3]

to say what you think about a particular subject, especially to express a doubt, complaint, etc. that you have about it (21 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/voice 3

Columbia Encyclopedia:

voice

sound produced by living beings. The source of the sound in human speaking and singing is the vibration of the vocal cords, which are inside the ... (26 of 124 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0851106​.html

voice | middle voice | active | passive

grammatical category according to which an action is referred to as done by the subject (active, e.g., "men shoot bears") or to the subject (passive, ... (25 of 59 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0851107​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

voice | voices [plural] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle]

the sound produced by using the vocal organs, especially the sound used in speech | the musical sound produced in singing | the ability to produce ... (24 of 351 words, 15 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734487​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

voice

First use: late 13th century

Origin: "sound made by the human mouth", from Old French voiz, from Latin vocem (nominative vox) "voice, sound, utterance, cry, call, ... (23 of 119 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=voice

Wiktionary:

voice | voices [plural] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English vois, from Anglo-Norman voiz, voys, voice, Old French vois, voiz (Modern French voix), from Latin vōcem, accusative form of Latin vōx ("voice"), from Proto-Indo-European ... (26 of 81 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voice

New World Dictionary:

voice | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English from Old French vois from Latin vox (generally vocis), a voice from Indo-European base *wekw-, to speak ... (19 of 32 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voice

American Heritage Dictionary:

voice | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | voices [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French vois, from Latin vōx, vōc-; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voice

Oxford Dictionary:

voice | voices

Origin: Middle English: from Old French vois, from Latin vox, voc-

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/voice

Collins Dictionary:

voice

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French voiz, from Latin vōx

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/voice

Merriam-Webster:

voice [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old French vois, from Latin voc-, vox; akin to Old High German giwahanen to mention, Greek epos word, speech, Sanskrit vāk voice

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/voice

Encarta Dictionary:

voice | voices [plural] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French vois from Latin vox

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734487​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

voice | voices [plural] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voice"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voice

Collins Dictionary:

voice

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voice"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/voice

Macmillan American Dictionary:

voice [noun] | voices [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "voice"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/voice

voice [transitive, verb] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | voices [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "voice"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/voice 36

Macmillan British Dictionary:

voice | voices [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "voice"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/voice

voice [transitive, verb] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle] | voices [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "voice"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/voice 34

Cambridge Dictionary:

voice [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "voice"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "voice"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/voice 1

the Free Dictionary:

voice

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "voice"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "voice"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "voice" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/voice

Google Dictionary:

voice | voices [plural] | voiced [past tense] | voicing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "voice"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=voice

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

voice

Audio: North American pronunciation of "voice"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=voice​001 word=voice

YourDictionary Audio:

voice

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voice" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voice

freedictionary.org:

voice

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voice" by speech synthesizer

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