580. Voice.

580. Voice.NOUN. voice; vocality; organ, lungs, bellows; good voice, fine voice, powerful voice &c. (loud) 404; musical voice &c. 413; intonation; tone of voice &c. (sound) 402.

vocalization; cry &c. 411; strain, utterance, prolation; exclamation, ejaculation, vociferation, ecphonesis; enunciation, articulation; articulate sound, distinctness; clearness, of articulation; stage whisper; delivery.

accent, accentuation; emphasis, stress; broad accent, strong accent, pure accent, native accent, foreign accent; pronunciation.

[Word similarly pronounced] homonym.

orthoepy; cacoepy; euphony &c. (melody) 413.

gastriloquism, ventriloquism; ventriloquist; polyphonism, polyphonist.

[Science of voice] phonology &c. (sound) 402.

VERB. utter, breathe; give utterance, give tongue; cry &c. (shout) 411; ejaculate, rap out; vocalize, prolate, articulate, enunciate, pronounce, accentuate, aspirate, deliver, mouth; whisper in the ear.

ADJ. vocal, phonetic, oral; ejaculatory, articulate, distinct, stertorous; euphonious &c. (melodious) 413.

PHR. Vox nihil aliud quam ictus aer. [Lat.] {Seneca—Quæstiones Naturales. Bk. II. 29. “The voice is nothing but beaten air.” }.

“How sweetly sounds the voice of a good woman! / It is so seldom heard that, when it speaks, / It ravishes all senses.” {Massinger—The Old Law. Act. IV. Sc. 2.}.

“The devil hath not, in all his quiver’s choice, / An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice.” {George Gordon Byron—Don Juan. Canto XV. St. 13.}.

“I thank you for your voices: thank you: / Your most sweet voices.” {Shakespeare—Coriolanus. Act II. Sc. 3.}.

Pronuntiatio est, ex rerum et verborum dignitate, vocis et corporis moderatio. [Lat.] {Cicero—De Inventione Rhetorica. Bk. I. vii. “Delivery is the management of the voice and the body according to the value of the circumstances or the words.” }.

“Ye voices, that arose / After the Evening’s close, / And whispered to my restless heart repose!” {Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—L’Envoi.}.

“A voice is ever at thy side / Speaking in tones of might, / Like the prophetic voice, that cried / To John in Patmos, “Write!” {Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—To William E. Channing.}.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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