outside voice

[ out-sahyd vois ]
/ ˈaʊtˌsaɪd ˌvɔɪs /

noun

a strong, elevated voice, considered appropriate when speaking outdoors in order to be heard above a crowd or other background sounds or noises (opposed to inside voice): She had to use her outside voice to be heard over the applauding concertgoers.

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Also called out·door voice [out-dawr vois] /ˈaʊtˌdɔr ˌvɔɪs/ .

Origin of outside voice

First recorded in 2005–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021