1the sound produced in a person’s larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song:Meg raised her voice [mass noun]:a worried tone of voice the ability to speak or sing:she’d lost her voice
) the supposed utterance of a guiding spirit: they were admitted to hospital after expressing paranoid ideas and hearing voices
the distinctive tone or style of a literary work or author:she had strained and falsified her literary voice 2a particular opinion or attitude expressed:a dissenting voice an agency by which a point of view is expressed or represented:once the proud voice of middle-class conservatism, the paper had fallen on hard times [in singular] the right to express an opinion:the new electoral system gives minority parties a voice 3 Music the range of pitch or type of tone with which a person sings, such as soprano or tenor. a vocal part in a composition. a constituent part in a fugue. each of the notes or sounds able to be produced simultaneously by a musical instrument (especially an electronic one) or a computer. (in an electronic musical instrument) each of a number of preset or programmable tones. 4 [mass noun] Phonetics sound uttered with resonance of the vocal cords (used in the pronunciation of vowels and certain consonants).
5 Grammar a form or set of forms of a verb showing the relation of the subject to the action:the passive voice 1express in words:get teachers to voice their opinions on important subjects 2
(usually as adjective voiced
) Phonetics utter (a speech sound) with resonance of the vocal cords (e.g. b, d, g, v, z).
3 Music regulate the tone quality of (organ pipes).