from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act, practice, or production of one that voices.
- noun Music Tonal quality or blend of an instrument in an ensemble, especially a jazz ensemble, or of the ensemble as a whole.
- noun Linguistics The vibration of the vocal cords during the production of speech or a speech sound.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act, process, or result of regulating the tone of organ-pipes, so that they shall sound with the proper power, pitch, and quality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
- noun music the final regulation of the
pitchand toneof any sound-producing entity, especially a musical instrument
- noun music a particular arrangement of notes to form a
- noun phonetics the
articulatory processin which the vocal cordsvibrate
- noun phonetics, phonology a
classificationof speech soundsthat tend to be associated with vocal cord vibration
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color
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Those who mentioned the subject were unanimous in voicing the wish that Casey Stengel, recently fired as manager of the New York Yankees, would be field manager of the new team here.
I personally think Feinstein voicing her opinion about seating Burris is in reaction to her failure in torpedoing the Panetta pick.
In a web cast earlier this week on "the Future of the Perimeter," security experts Nir Zuk and Marcus Ranum didn't mince words in voicing their distrust about cloud computing and security.
Of course the GOP wants the president to be more agressive in voicing his opinion about Iran.
I, at least, experience a delight in voicing these words.
If your voicing is sufficient, you can probably cut out most of the “John said” and “Mary said” tags from a page of dialogue without confusing any readers.
I'm sure hearing Buttercup will be hysterical with Jeff Garlin voicing him.
“Humerus, but not funny,” again voicing the observation more to himself, but still out loud.
If there is even a remote possibility that the state will uphold the process of exclusion, then I believe I am entirely justified in voicing my concerns.
While Michael Ryan was open in voicing his concerns, he also said of his son, I think he's well-equipped.