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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 nounExpressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
(Definition of voice noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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