Origin of voiced
- the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc.
- the faculty or power of uttering sounds through the mouth by the controlled expulsion of air; speech: to lose one's voice.
- a range of such sounds distinctive to one person, or to a type of person or animal: Her voice is commanding.
- the condition or effectiveness of the voice for speaking or singing: to be in poor voice.
- a sound likened to or resembling vocal utterance: the voice of the wind.
- something likened to speech as conveying impressions to the mind: the voice of nature.
- expression in spoken or written words, or by other means: to give voice to one's disapproval by a letter.
- the right to present and receive consideration of one's desires or opinions: We were given no voice in the election.
- an expressed opinion or choice: a voice for compromise.
- an expressed will or desire: the voice of the people.
- expressed wish or injunction: obedient to the voice of God.
- the person or other agency through which something is expressed or revealed: a warning that proved to be the voice of prophecy.
- a singer: one of our best voices.
- a voice part: a score for piano and voice.
- Phonetics. the audible result of phonation and resonance.
- a set of categories for which the verb is inflected in some languages, as Latin, and which is typically used to indicate the relation of the verbal action to the subject as performer, undergoer, or beneficiary of its action.
- a set of syntactic devices in some languages, as English, that is similar to this set in function.
- any of the categories of these sets: the English passive voice; the Greek middle voice.
- the finer regulation, as of intensity and color, in tuning, especially of a piano or organ.
- to give utterance or expression to; declare; proclaim: to voice one's discontent.
- to regulate the tone of, as the pipes of an organ.
- to write the voice parts for (music).
- to utter with the voice.
- Phonetics. to pronounce with glottal vibration.
- to interpret from sign language into spoken language.
- 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.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for voiced
None of her last five movies (with the exception of an Ice Age sequel she voiced) has grossed more than $50 million.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More
December 19, 2014
So when Disney produced a sequel to Aladdin, Dan Castellaneta voiced the Genie.The Genie Is Free: Robin Williams's Complicated Relationship With Disney
August 12, 2014
It centers on Kanan Jarrus (voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.), a wisecracking AWOL Jedi and leader of the Ghost crew.‘Star Wars Rebels’ Explores the Jedi’s Lost Years Between the Prequels and the Original Trilogy
August 2, 2014
Several of my comedian friends on Facebook have voiced similar feelings.TMZ Makes Tragedy Porn Out of Tracy Morgan’s Gruesome Car Accident
June 12, 2014
In fact, some boards have voiced concerns that they lack the funds and resources to review textbooks.Islamophobic Florida Republican Would Legalize Textbook Censorship
April 15, 2014
And in that he voiced the philosophy of this human relation.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
His old lips quivered a little before he voiced his thought.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Nor had she fully relieved her mind, nor voiced all that perturbed her.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
The conclusion of their examination was voiced in my presence.City of Endless Night
It was the old romance of human will under a new form and voiced in new accents.The American Mind
- declared or expressed by the voice
- (in combination) having a voice as specifiedloud-voiced
- phonetics articulated with accompanying vibration of the vocal cordsin English (b) is a voiced consonant Compare voiceless
- the sound made by the vibration of the vocal cords, esp when modified by the resonant effect of the tongue and mouthSee also speech Related adjective: vocal
- the natural and distinctive tone of the speech sounds characteristic of a particular personnobody could mistake his voice
- the condition, quality, effectiveness, or tone of such soundsa hysterical voice
- the musical sound of a singing voice, with respect to its quality or toneshe has a lovely voice
- the ability to speak, sing, etche has lost his voice
- a sound resembling or suggestive of vocal utterancethe voice of the sea; the voice of hard experience
- written or spoken expression, as of feeling, opinion, etc (esp in the phrase give voice to)
- a stated choice, wish, or opinion or the power or right to have an opinion heard and consideredto give someone a voice in a decision
- an agency through which is communicated another's purpose, policy, etcsuch groups are the voice of our enemies
- musical notes produced by vibrations of the vocal cords at various frequencies and in certain registersa tenor voice
- (in harmony) an independent melodic line or parta fugue in five voices
- phonetics the sound characterizing the articulation of several speech sounds, including all vowels or sonants, that is produced when the vocal cords make loose contact with each other and are set in vibration by the breath as it forces its way through the glottis
- grammar a category of the verb or verbal inflections that expresses whether the relation between the subject and the verb is that of agent and action, action and recipient, or some other relationSee active (def. 5), passive (def. 5), middle (def. 5)
- obsolete rumour
- (foll by of) obsolete fame; renown
- in voice in a condition to sing or speak well
- out of voice with the voice temporarily in a poor condition, esp for singing
- with one voice unanimously
- to utter in words; give expression toto voice a complaint
- to articulate (a speech sound) with voice
- music to adjust (a wind instrument or organ pipe) so that it conforms to the correct standards of tone colour, pitch, etc
- to provide the voice for (a puppet or cartoon character) in an animated film
Word Origin and History for voiced
"to express" (a feeling, opinion, etc.), c.1600, from voice (n.). Related: Voiced; voicing.
late 13c., "sound made by the human mouth," from Old French voiz, from Latin vocem (nominative vox) "voice, sound, utterance, cry, call, speech, sentence, language, word," related to vocare "to call," from PIE root *wekw- "give vocal utterance, speak" (cf. Sanskrit vakti "speaks, says," vacas- "word;" Avestan vac- "speak, say;" Greek eipon (aorist) "spoke, said," epos "word;" Old Prussian wackis "cry;" German er-wähnen "to mention").
Replaced Old English stefn. Meaning "ability in a singer" is first attested c.1600. Meaning "expression of feeling, etc." (in reference to groups of people, etc., e.g. Voice of America) is recorded from late 14c.
- The sound made by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract and produced by the vibration of the vocal organs.
Idioms and Phrases with voiced
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.