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spoken English20.29%written English79.71% imaginative writing89.12%informational writing10.88%

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Definition of the noun voice

What does voice mean as a name of something?

Voice is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in imaginative writing, being one of the top 50 most common nouns in imaginative written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: voices

  1. the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • example: A shrill voice sounded behind us
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: sound = the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • more specific word: androglossia = a woman's voice with male qualities
  2. the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
  3. a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance
    • examples: the noisy voice of the waterfall | the incessant voices of the artillery
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: sound = the sudden occurrence of an audible event
  4. expressing in coherent verbal form
  5. a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated
    • examples: the voice of the law | the Times is not the voice of New York | conservatism has many voices
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: agency / means / way = thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
  6. something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression
    • examples: the wee small voice of conscience | the voice of experience | he said his voices told him to do it
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: communication = something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
  7. (metonymy) a singer
  8. an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
  9. the ability to speak
    • example: he lost his voice
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic term: physical ability = the ability to perform some physical act
    • more specific word: lung-power = the ability to speak loudly
  10. (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes
    • domain: linguistics
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • more generic term: grammatical relation = a linguistic relation established by grammar
    • more specific terms:
      • active voice / active = the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
      • passive voice / passive = 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
  11. the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

Alternative definition of the noun voice


  1. 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'.
  2. [phonetics] 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.
  3. The tone or sound emitted by anything
  4. The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the 'voice'
  5. Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion
  6. Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
  7. Command; precept; — now chiefly used in scriptural language.
  8. One who speaks; a speaker.
  9. [grammar] 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.
  10. [internet, IRC] A flag associated with a user on a channel, determining whether or not they can send messages to the channel.

Definition of the verb voice

What does voice mean as a doing word?

Voice is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: voiced | voicing | voices

  1. give voice to
  2. utter with vibrating vocal chords

Alternative definition of the verb voice


  1. [transitive] To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to 'voice' the sentiments of the nation.
  2. [transitive, phonology] 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.
  3. [transitive] To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to 'voice' the pipes of an organ.
  4. [transitive, obsolete] To vote; to elect; to appoint — Shakespeare
  5. [intransitive, obsolete] To clamor; to cry out, to steven — South
  6. [transitive, Internet] To assign the voice flag to a user on IRC, permitting them to send messages to the channel.


  1. Voice is a melodic power metal band from Vogtlandkreis, Saxony.
  2. Voice is a jazz quintet from South Africa.
  3. Voice is a musical group.
    • album: "She's Leaving"

There are other groups with in their name, like 4 Voice, En Voice, Voice It, One Voice, Voice Farm, Voice Mail, Voice Male, Koala Voice, Lemur Voice, Voice Squad, Be The Voice, Combat Voice, Garage Voice, Second Voice, Voice of Cod, Voice of eye, With a Voice, Yonder Voice, Cryptic Voice and Popular Voice.


Voice is a publisher.


Voice is a Marvel Comics supervillain. Jason Cragg is not to be confused with David Angar, alias Angar the Screamer, who once used the alias of the Voice.


  1. "Voice" is the sixteenth overall single of technopop girl group Perfume. It was released on August 11, 2010 as a CD-only version and CD+DVD version. "Voice" was used in the commercial of "Nissan no Omise de!" Campaign and "575" was used in the Light Pool phone commercial by KDDI iida.
  2. "VOICE" is a Japanese studio album by South Korean boy band 2AM. This is their first full length Japanese album.
  3. "Voice" is CNBLUE's second Japanese mini-album. Y, Why is the only song which is not English. Y, Why is a Japanese song which was released as a Korean song in their first Korean mini-album, Bluetory.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  4. "Voice" is the sixth solo music recording/album of singer/songwriter Alison Moyet. It is a covers album, though not a typical one for a singer such as Moyet; the tracks chosen are slow-tempo, classic songs from a number of different genres, designed to showcase the singer's voice.
  5. "Voice" is an album from Hiromi Uehara Trio Project featuring bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips.
  6. "Voice" is the seventh single released by the Japanese pop-rock band Porno Graffitti. It was released on October 17, 2001. It was certified as platinum single by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.
  7. "Voice" is the first mini album released by the J-Urban artist Emi Hinouchi.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "VOICE" is the ninth album by Mika Nakashima, released on November 26, 2008. It contains all of her singles from "Life" up to "Orion". The album had two releases: a CD-only and CD+DVD format. The CD+DVD version comes in a deluxe box.
  9. "Voice" is a 2001 solo album by Journey guitarist Neal Schon. The album features instrumental versions of popular songs. It peaked at number 15 on Billboard's Top New Age album chart in the same year. In 2002, Voice was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
    • released in (15 years ago)
    • award: - Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album nomination for Neal Schon
  10. "voice" is a composition.
  11. "Voice" is the title of the second and last album by the Barratt Band.
  12. "VOICE" is a 2010 single album by Perfume.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  13. "VOICE" is a musical album of Hound Dog.
    • released on (26 years ago)
  14. "Voice": Voice: Celebration Version is a 2006 album released by Andy Lau.
    • also known as Voice: Celebration Version
    • released on (9 years ago)
  15. "VOICE" is a musical album of Kim Jeong-hoon.
    • released on
  16. "voice" is a composition.
  17. "Voice" is a musical album of Capability Brown.
    • released in (43 years ago)
  18. "VOICE" is a musical single of Zaq.
    • released on
  19. "VOICE" is a composition.
    • music and lyrics by Zaq
  20. "Voice" is a musical album of Edda Dell'Orso.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  21. "Voice" is a musical single of Androp.
    • released on
  22. "VOICE" is a musical album of Saori Yuki.
    • released on
  23. "VOICE" is a musical album of Cobra.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  24. "Voice" is a musical album of Hula.
    • released in (30 years ago)
  25. "VOICE" is a musical single of Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  26. "Voice" is a musical single of Porno Graffitti.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  27. "VOICE" is a musical EP of Emi Hinouchi.


"Voice" is a book by Anne Szumigalski.

  • genre: Poetry
  • award:
    • Governor General's Award for English-language poetry nomination for Anne Szumigalski
    • Governor General's Award for English-language poetry, received by Anne Szumigalski


  1. "Voice" a.k.a. "Phone" is a 2002 South Korean horror film written and directed by Ahn Byeong-ki and starring Ha Ji-won and Kim Yoo-mi. The film is a complex and disturbing love story that involves possession and ghosts.
  2. "Voice" is a 2005 South Korean horror film, and the fourth installment of the Whispering Corridors film series. This film was the debut film for its three young actresses, as well as director Choi Ik-hwan, who had served as an assistant director on the first film.
  3. "Voice": Golos, is a 1982 psychological drama set in Soviet Union. Based on the screenplay of the same name by Natalya Ryazantseva and directed by Ilya Averbakh. This is the last film by director Ilya Averbakh.
  4. Voice is a tv program.
    • also known as Voice~來自亡者的聲音
    • begun on (7 years ago)
    • country: Japan
    • genres: Reality television, Drama
  5. "Voice" a.k.a. "The Voice" is a 2010 Turkish horror film, directed by Ümit Ünal, about a young woman who begins to hear a strange voice whispering to her. The film opened on nationwide general release across Turkey on March 5, 2010.


  1. Voice: A voice performance is one in which the actor's voice is used but the actor does not appear on-screen. This is most commonly found in animation, but also occurs when an actor's voice is dubbed in over another actor's speech.
    • also known as Glas
  2. Voice: In grammar, the voice of a verb describes the relationship between the action that the verb expresses and the participants identified by its arguments. When the subject is the agent or doer of the action, the verb is in the active voice. When the subject is the patient, target or undergoer of the action, the verb is said to be in the passive voice.
    • also known as 语态
  3. Voice 'The union for education professionals' is an independent British Trade Union for teachers, lecturers and other education and childcare workers in British education. The union is committed to the principle of not striking or engaging in "any kind of industrial action" "in any circumstances.
  4. Voice is the youth led anti-tobacco movement in Indiana. Started in 2001, Voice youth utilize guerrilla marketing to fight back against the tobacco industry’s youth-targeted marketing tactics. Voice is represented by youth from across Indiana who strive to educate and prevent young Hoosiers from becoming replacement smokers for the more than 10,000 people who die each year from tobacco use in Indiana.

Phrases with Voice

Phrases starting with the word Voice:

  1. voice box
  2. Voice coil
  3. Voice Lift
  4. voice mail
  5. voice over
  6. voice part
  7. Voice vote
  8. Voice-Over
  9. Voice Actor
  10. voice glide
  11. Voice talent

Phrases ending with the word Voice:

  1. bass voice
  2. give voice
  3. head voice
  4. chest voice
  5. Dalek Voice
  6. small voice
  7. tenor voice
  8. active voice
  9. Middle Voice

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Voice

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Google previewThe Calling Card Script (2011)

A writer's toolbox for screen, stage and radio by Paul Ashton

A voice is a physical instrument.

A voice is an expression of feeling and opinion.

A voice is the expression of theme – the central message of your desire to tell a story, your attitude, your passion, the thing you are trying to say and the ...

Google previewAesop and the Imprint of Medieval Thought (2010)

A Study of Six Fables as Translated at the End of the Middle Ages by Jacqueline de Weever

The first voice is that of the writer of the accessus or introduction, situating the work in the tradition of the translatio imperii, the genealogy that gives the work its value. The second voice is that of the fabulist, inviting us into the fable pleasure ...

Google previewA Grammar of the English Language (1873)

With an Analysis of the Sentence by John Seely Hart

Voice is that attribute of the verb which denotes whether the subject or nominative of the verb acts, or is acted upon. Verbs have two voices, the Active, and the Passive. The Active Voice is that form of the verb which denotes that the subject or ...

Google previewVoice And The Actor (2011)

by Cicely Berry

Introduction The voice is the means by which, in everyday life, you communicate with other people, and though, of course, how you present yourselfyour posture, movement, dress and involuntary gesture — gives an impression of your ...

Google previewA Concise Introduction to Linguistics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Active voice is a grammatical voice common in many of the world's languages. It is the unmarked voice for clauses featuring a transitive verb in nominativeaccusative languages, including English and most other Indo- European languages.

Google previewPathway to Prayer

Sephardic Edition by Mayer Birnbaum

'The voice is the voice of Yaakov,' which means that we call out to G-d and we are answered." The Midrash (Shemot Rabbah ...

Google previewHearing God's Voice (2017)

by Michael Zoran

Hearing God’s voice is a very important matter.

Google previewThe Outlook (1908)

Above all, the voice is the instrument of the spirit; the delicate and sensitive register of its whole range of interests,

Google previewNew Outlook (1908)

Above all, the voice is the instrument of the spirit; the delicate and sensitive register of its whole range of interests,

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2007)

by Thomas A. Schwandt

VOICE in a number of different methodological and theoretical perspectives including cultural studies, discourse analysis, psychoanalytic interpretation, semiotic analysis, as well as content analysis. KEY REFERENCES Hamilton, P., ed.

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

V/A Video/Analog; Video/Audio V&DA Voice and Data Acquisition V-F ...

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Usage statistics about voice

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Usage statistics for the noun voice:

spoken English20.29%written English79.71% imaginative writing89.12%informational writing10.88%

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Quotes about Voice

In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father's voice. But isn't that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy's shoes on? Hey, my kids do it. (Bruce Springsteen)
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Scrabble value of V4O1I1C3E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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