voice Definition

  • 1the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc.
  • 2the right to express opinions or vote
  • 3a particular opinion or attitude expressed
  • 4the distinctive tone or style of a literary work or author

Using voice: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "voice" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She raised her voice to be heard over the noise.

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    The people demanded a voice in the decision-making process.

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    He used his voice to speak out against injustice.

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    The writer's voice is distinct and recognizable.

voice Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using voice

  • to have a very loud and deep voice


    Whenever he laughed, it sounded like a foghorn. He definitely had a voice like a foghorn.

  • put words in someone's mouth

    to suggest that someone said something that they did not actually say


    I never said that! Don't put words in my mouth.

  • to express one's anger or disapproval to someone


    I'm going to give him a piece of my mind for being so rude to me!

Phrases with voice

  • to express or make known


    The protest gave voice to the community's concerns.

  • in someone's voice

    in a manner that reflects someone's opinion or attitude


    The article was written in the author's voice, with a clear bias towards one side of the argument.

  • raise one's voice

    to speak more loudly or shout


    He had to raise his voice to be heard over the commotion outside.

Origins of voice

from Old French 'voiz', from Latin 'vox'


Summary: voice in Brief

The term 'voice' [vois] refers to the sounds made by living creatures, especially humans, when speaking, singing, or shouting. It also denotes the right to express opinions or vote, as well as a particular opinion or attitude expressed. In literature, 'voice' can refer to the distinctive tone or style of a work or author. Phrases like 'give voice to' and 'raise one's voice' are common idioms.

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