Meaning of “voice” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /vɔɪs/

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.

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lose your voice

B2 to become unable to speak, often because of an illness:

She had a bad cold and was losing her voice.

someone's opinion about a particular subject:

The programme gives people the opportunity to make their voices heard.
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

(Definition of “voice noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)