[ vois ]
/ vɔɪs /


verb (used with object), voiced, voic·ing.


Computers. of or relating to the use of human or synthesized speech: voice-data entry; voice output.
Telecommunications. of or relating to the transmission of speech or data over media designed for the transmission of speech: voice-grade channel; voice-data network.

Nearby words

  1. vogueing,
  2. voguing,
  3. voguish,
  4. vogul,
  5. vohwinkel syndrome,
  6. voice box,
  7. voice coil,
  8. voice input,
  9. voice mail,
  10. voice of america


    the still, small voice, the conscience: He was only occasionally troubled by the still, small voice.
    with one voice, in accord; unanimously: They arose and with one voice acclaimed the new president.

Origin of voice

1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Anglo-French voiz, voice (Old French voiz, vois) < Latin vōcem, accusative of vōx; akin to vocāre to call, Greek óps voice, épos word (see epic), Sanskrit vakti (he) speaks

Related formsvoic·er, nounout·voice, verb (used with object), out·voiced, out·voic·ing.un·der·voice, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for voice


/ (vɔɪs) /


verb (tr)

Derived Formsvoicer, noun

Word Origin for voice

C13: from Old French voiz, from Latin vōx

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Word Origin and History for voice
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Medicine definitions for voice


[ vois ]


The sound made by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract and produced by the vibration of the vocal organs.

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Idioms and Phrases with voice


see at the top of one's lungs (voice); give voice to; have a say (voice) in; raise one's voice; still small voice; with one voice.

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