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voice

 [vois]
the sound produced by the speech organs and uttered by the mouth.

voice

(voys),
The sound made by vibration of the vocal folds caused by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract, the vocal folds being approximated.
Synonym(s): vox
[L. vox]

voice

(vois) sound produced by the speech organs and uttered by the mouth.vo´cal

voice

(vois)
n.
1. The sound made by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract and produced by the vibration of the vocal organs.
2. The ability to produce such sounds.

voice

the acoustic component of speech that is normally produced by vibration of the vocal folds of the larynx.

voice

Audiology A series of sounds generally under voluntary control which are produced by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract. See Professional voice, Vocal cords.

voice

(voys)
The sound made by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract, the vocal folds being approximated.
[L. vox]

voice

(voys)
The sound made by air passing out through the larynx and upper respiratory tract, the vocal folds being approximated.

voice,

n sound produced primarily by the vibration of the vocal bands.

voice

the sound produced by the voice organs of the vocal cords, the soft palate and the nasal cavities. In birds it is the syrinx that plays the major part in what passes for voice.

voice abnormalities
the normal voice patterns of barking, yelping, whining, whimpering, howling, baying, purring, meowing, bleating, mooing, bellowing, lowing, neighing, squealing, whinnying, whickering, nickering or grunting may be abnormal in that they are repeated ad nauseam, or are hoarse or altered in some other way. The myriad voices of birds and exotic species may be similarly affected. They may also be absent altogether so that the animal goes through the motions of making a call but no sound ensues.
voice box
see larynx.
References in classic literature ?
But the voices of madmen, even in their wildest paroxysms, are never found to tally with that peculiar voice heard upon the stairs.
Besides, there were two voices heard in contention, and one of them was unquestionably the voice of a Frenchman.
True; and you will remember an expression attributed almost unanimously, by the evidence, to this voice, - the expression, 'mon Dieu
By this time the cries had ceased; but, as the party rushed up the first flight of stairs, two or more rough voices in angry contention were distinguished and seemed to proceed from the upper part of the house.
What, then you don't--' the little voice began, when it was drowned by a shrill scream from the engine, and everybody jumped up in alarm, Alice among the rest.
And a great many voices all said together ('like the chorus of a song,' thought Alice), 'Don't keep him waiting, child
And once more the chorus of voices went on with 'The man that drives the engine.
Within reach of his arm was the brawny shoulder of a gigantic Indian, whose deep and authoritative voice appeared to give directions to the proceedings of his fellows.
But when Le Renard raised his voice in a long and intelligible whoop, it was answered by a spontaneous yell from the mouth of every Indian within hearing of the sound.
I remember to have united with two comely maidens, in lifting up our voices in praise and thanksgiving," returned the bewildered singing-master; "since which time I have been visited by a heavy judgment for my sins.
When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark, And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark, But, when the tide rises and sharks are around, His voice has a timid and tremulous sound]
The Mock Turtle sighed deeply, and began, in a voice sometimes choked with sobs, to sing this:--