inside voice

[ in-sahyd vois ]
/ ˈɪnˌsaɪd ˌvɔɪs /

noun

a modulated, relatively calm voice, considered polite and socially appropriate when speaking indoors, as at home or in school or in an office (opposed to outside voice): The students were reminded to use their inside voice and not shout their responses in class.

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Also called in·door voice [in-dawr vois] /ˈɪnˌdɔr ˌvɔɪs/ .

Origin of inside voice

First recorded in 1975–80
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