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voice

noun
 
 
/vɔɪs/
SOUNDS [C] B1 the sounds that you make when you speak or sing: I could hear voices in the next room. Jessie has a beautiful singing voice. Could you please keep your voices down (= speak more quietly)? He raised his voice (= spoke more loudly) so that everyone could hear.Phonology and phoneticsWays of speakingSinging in general
lose your voice B2 to become unable to speak, often because of an illness: She had a bad cold and was losing her voice.Describing qualities of the human voiceColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
OPINION [C] someone's opinion about a particular subject: The programme gives people the opportunity to make their voices heard.Opinions, beliefs and points of view
PERSON [no plural] someone who expresses the opinions or wishes of a group of people: It's important that students have a voice on the committee. →  See also passive noun Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
Translations of “voice”
in Arabic صَوْت…
in Korean 목소리…
in Malaysian suara…
in French voix…
in Turkish ses, fikir, düşünce…
in Italian voce…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲音, 說話聲, 嗓音…
in Russian голос, мнение…
in Polish głos, rzeczni-k/czka…
in Vietnamese giọng nói, hát, tiếng nói…
in Spanish voz…
in Portuguese voz…
in Thai เสียงพูด, การแสดงความคิดเห็น…
in German die Stimme…
in Catalan veu…
in Japanese 声…
in Indonesian suara…
in Chinese (Simplified) 声音, 说话声, 嗓音…
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