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voice

[ vois ]
/ vɔɪs /
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noun

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

adjective

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.

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Idioms for voice

    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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM voice

voicer, nounoutvoice, verb (used with object), out·voiced, out·voic·ing.un·der·voice, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for voice

voice
/ (vɔɪs) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of voice

voicer, noun

Word Origin for voice

C13: from Old French voiz, from Latin vōx
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for voice

voice
[ vois ]

n.

The sound made by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract and produced by the vibration of the vocal organs.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with voice

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.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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