Adjective "voicing" definition and examples

(Voicing may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/vɔɪs/

Definitions and examples

noun

The sound produced in a person's larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song.
  1. mass noun 'a worried tone of voice'
  2. 'The sound of their beautiful voices singing their joyous prayers, telling the story of Chek Chek and reiterating their simple creeds, followed us on our descent.'
  3. 'What took me completely by surprise was that it was me: my voice, in my mouth.'
  4. 'I love not being able to hear myself play the piano over the few hundred voices raised in song at church.'
  5. 'The whole museum rocked to the sound of happy voices singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle little star’ as each session ended.'
  6. 'It hurt just to open his mouth, and his voice did not sound the same when he did so.'
  7. 'He reminded her of the wonderful gift of her voice raised in song but he could not persuade her to sing again.'
  8. 'Once, when she was in elementary school, the nun stood at the front of a church filled with children out in the pews with their voices lifted in song.'
  9. 'The singing begins and your attention is on the beat of the drum, the sound of the rattle, and the men's voices captured in song.'
  10. 'She yelped, but quickly shut her mouth as her voice echoed down the long stone hallway.'
  11. 'Pennons snapped in the winds, and the smells of incense rose from two vast temples, to the peripheral sound of thousands of voices raised in loving adoration.'
  12. 'When at last he spoke, his voice was beguiling, and my senses seemed to calm of their own accord.'
  13. 'I never even got to sing, having lost my voice early on in the evening.'
  14. 'When controllers picked up the voices of men speaking in Arabic and heavily accented English, they knew something was terribly wrong.'
  15. 'I waved my arms in the air above my head and nearly lost my voice while trying to sing along.'
  16. 'Silence filled the room as the singer lost his voice, and the instruments faded away.'
  17. 'No doubt he realised I was leaving, because the second he got his voice back, he spoke.'
  18. 'My tongue is still a cold and distant stranger, but the thought speaks louder than my voice ever could.'
  19. 'It would have been four hours long but he lost his voice from yelling too much.'
  20. 'I lost my voice for a second but quickly recovered, though still nervous.'
  21. 'Ally, despite being very perceptive, didn't notice the pain in his voice as he spoke.'
  22. 'they were admitted to hospital after expressing paranoid ideas and hearing voices'
  23. 'With regard to Counts 3, 5 and 6, the accused indicated that he had acted out as a result of hearing voices or spirits.'
  24. 'Certain families resort to magico-religious remedies based on the belief that the voices are due to spirits and black magic.'
  25. 'He complained of painful restlessness and hearing voices.'
  26. 'Ganchi, she said, had a history of psychiatric problems going back to 1978 when he complained of hearing voices and became a patient at the Royal Bolton Hospital.'
  27. 'She's loopy, see, and the suburbs are supposed to quiet the voices in her heads.'
  28. 'Sometimes spirit voices seem to emanate from the trumpet.'
  29. 'Then about five years later a variety of weird things happened which meant I had to make a choice about whether I was sensitive to that kind of thing, or just hearing voices in my head.'
  30. 'Now, there's many ways to talk to your spirit guides, and some people already do it naturally, either in their heads, hearing voices, or writing things down.'
  31. 'Slowly I started hearing voices; I could not relate to people, I was suspicious about others and doubted their motives towards me.'
  32. 'He does that while appearing cynical, often distancing himself from the utterances of those voices.'
  33. 'At times the device is confusing, not least because the various voices are not sufficiently distinguished on the page, making it hard to see who says what.'
  34. 'A literary tour through the state evokes the voices of Percy, Welty, Williams, and more'
  35. 'This is both a strength, a welcome addition to the diversity of literary voices, and an inherent problem.'
  36. 'Are there other so-called aboriginal cultural groups in Australia and similar voices like that of yours that use literary writing as the medium for the purpose?'
  37. 'Simon has begun to develop a distinctive voice as both a fiction and nonfiction writer.'
  38. 'The characters of Millie and Jamie narrate their sections in their own styles, and their two voices are very distinctive.'
  39. 'I attach, with a few comments about their varying contexts, authors' own voices, and values, a list of the most scholarly books.'
  40. 'Writers like Labé and Whitney were able to take advantage of the relatively new medium of print to establish their distinctive literary voices.'
  41. 'A decade in the making, this is the first in a four-volume series intended to document the oral and literary voices of African women.'
  42. 'Writers like Giovanni are inspired by Franklin's signature voice and strive to project their own distinctive voices in their work.'
A particular opinion or attitude expressed.
  1. 'I wish the public and organisations of good intention would make their voices heard.'
  2. 'Making your voice heard by voting in a referendum is of minor value.'
  3. 'Strange voices and opinions can occasionally be heard on North Yorkshire's airwaves during any late-night phone-in.'
  4. 'We are saying to these older people: make your voice heard, your votes are crucial.''
  5. 'People want to vote with their feet and let their voice be heard, but when it comes to all things European, they are not concerned.'
  6. 'The children are old enough that the court must hear their voices and wishes.'
  7. 'Don't rely on others to make their voices heard when commenting to the City of York Council.'
  8. 'This includes an awareness of the value of dissenting voices and even heretical opinions in the Christian past.'
  9. 'The blog sites added to the media mix with new voices, comments, opinions and contexts.'
  10. 'Regarding the impeachment case, Park should listen to the public opinion and voices from GNP members in rebellion.'
  11. 'once the proud voice of middle-class conservatism, the paper had fallen on hard times'
  12. 'The middle class and working families are not going to have a voice to represent them.'
  13. 'What I mean is that, despite the explicit claim to represent many voices, I don't see much difference on this site.'
  14. 'Europeans have taken the lead (and their voices are represented in the comments in this issue).'
  15. 'In this era, we need to represent different voices as well as maintain a gentlemanly tone.'
  16. 'It is the role of the information and interaction designer to represent voices that are absent and to negotiate shared understandings despite differences.'
  17. 'The question is whether white film-makers can represent Indigenous voices.'
  18. 'Since the voices represent a number of government and non-governmental agencies, the public is often confused with inconsistent messages.'
  19. 'They must exist to represent the combined voice and rights of workers.'
  20. 'Has our government become blind to the wishes of our people and ultimately do they represent the voice of our island?'
  21. 'Issues of power can obscure the voices representing children's best interests.'
  22. 'Welcome to the movement sister, we sure could use a voice like yours right now!'
  23. 'The need for expression and the right to an individual voice link these two plays, each rooted in Greek mythology.'
  24. 'All the husbands started ganging up then and demanding the right to a voice in my column.'
  25. 'Steve has just joined the Scottish Socialist Party and is a real voice of the people.'
  26. 'But they did not see an alternative beyond staying inside Labour and hoping to be allowed a voice in the party.'
  27. 'Is it a question of the minoritarian finding a voice or the majoritarian shutting up and listening?'
  28. 'Extremists from the Right can only breed if the mainstream do not have a voice from the traditional parties.'
  29. 'In fact, the extreme right wing had a voice in the proceedings out of proportion to their size.'
  30. 'She said a voice on City of York Council that is free of party political influence is healthy for local democracy.'
  31. 'It acknowledges the right of the prostitute to a voice, the same right that the rest of us have.'
The range of pitch or type of tone with which a person sings, such as soprano or tenor.
  1. 'At times, it makes sense to play the soprano and alto voices with the right hand, the tenor and bass with the left hand.'
  2. 'The medieval church knew no choral polyphony, only the ensemble of three or four soloists, drawn from alto, tenor, and baritone voices.'
  3. 'Breth suggests such things as a week's score of metronome practice, practicing in rhythms, chord voicing, jumps, counting and trill drills, and relaxation.'
  4. 'They were customarily for solo voice with continuo, but pieces for up to five voices were also composed and obbligato parts sometimes included.'
  5. 'Listening and experience are indispensable in honing the exceptionally advanced voicing skills chamber music and accompanying require.'
  6. 'Bach's Art of Fugue sounds crystal clear, with voices separated in a way that couldn't be achieved by a human performer without computer help.'
  7. 'I can combine tools, images, and multiple voices to create three-dimensional computer worlds.'
Sound uttered with resonance of the vocal cords (used in the pronunciation of vowels and certain consonants).
  1. 'The two characters are quite similar, and apparently both denote voiced back consonants.'
A form or set of forms of a verb showing the relation of the subject to the action.
  1. 'Never use the passive voice in an incitement to action, however vile or reprehensible.'
  2. 'George Orwell argues that the passive voice can be a tool for political abuse.'
  3. 'I used voices in the first person, second person, and third person.'

verb

Express (something) in words.
  1. 'A stocky man who was seated near the head of the table was voicing his sarcastic opinion.'
  2. 'Last week Charlie's opponent was Barroso himself who took the Irishman to task for voicing his opinion that the Commission wants to do away with Ireland's privileged corporation tax system.'
  3. 'Kerry voiced his words very confidently and held a firm look on his face.'
  4. 'Support your art community by voicing your opinion, and prove the visual arts are active and united in Calgary.'
  5. 'Also, the author is specifically defining what kind of dissent is appropriate, as if he has a right to determine the proper way of voicing your opinion.'
  6. 'We have become unafraid of voicing our opinions, using our power, pooling our resources, and allowing our differences to aid us instead of keeping us apart.'
  7. 'Adam, in turn, mulled over his father's words before he voiced the many questions whirling through his head.'
  8. 'I am all for standing up for what you believe, which should include voicing your opinions against wars and against presidents, if that is your calling.'
  9. 'All I've seen, so far, in the ‘world’ of blogs, is words, lots of words; many worded comments and certainly people who do not shy away from voicing their opinions.'
  10. 'The community was never given any opportunity to voice their opinion on this decision.'
Utter (a speech sound) with resonance of the vocal cords (e.g. b, d, g, v, z).
  1. 'Words are often pronounced without voicing the H. For example, in the word, everything.'
Regulate the tone quality of (organ pipes or a piano).
  1. 'By indicating a different dynamic for each staff, and by writing un peu en dehors above the middle staff, he left little doubt about the intended voicing hierarchy.'
  2. 'We have analyzed the music and made our decisions about tempo and rubato, phrasing and articulation, voicing and dynamics.'

More definitions

1. the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc.

2. the faculty or power of uttering sounds through the mouth by the controlled expulsion of air; speech: to lose one's voice.

3. a range of such sounds distinctive to one person, or to a type of person or animal: Her voice is commanding.

4. the condition or effectiveness of the voice for speaking or singing: to be in poor voice.

5. a sound liken

More examples(as adjective)

"concerns can be voicing."

"criticisms can be voicing."

Origin

(voice)Middle English: from Old French vois, from Latin vox, voc-.

Phrase

give voice to
in voice
with one voice