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voice
American English: /vɔɪs/
British English: /vɔɪs/

Translation of voice in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 countable or uncountable 1.1 (sound, faculty) the human voice
    la voz humana
    I didn't recognize your voice
    no te reconocí la voz
    to hear voices
    oír voces
    in a low/loud voice
    en voz baja/alta
    in a small voice
    con voz queda
    to lose one's voice
    quedarse afónico or sin voz
    to raise/lower one's voice
    levantar/bajar la voz
    raised voices could be heard
    se oían voces exaltadas
    keep your voice down!
    ¡no levantes la voz!
    they raised their voices in song/protest
    se pusieron a cantar/a protestar a coro
    he likes the sound of his own voice
    le gusta escucharse hablar
    the voice of experience
    la voz de la experiencia
    a voice crying in the wilderness
    una voz que clama or que predica en el desierto
    you must make your voice heard
    debes hacerte oír
    to give voice to something
    expresar algo
    with one voice with one voice they condemned the attack
    condenaron unánimemente el atentado
    Example sentences
    • They kept repeating their beautiful song, their voices sounding better and better each time.
    • Daniel likes to sing little songs in awful voices to make people laugh.
    • It hurt just to open his mouth, and his voice did not sound the same when he did so.
    Example sentences
    • I waved my arms in the air above my head and nearly lost my voice while trying to sing along.
    • Staff said she was unable to speak to the press as she had lost her voice, believed to be as a result of a cold.
    • I lost my voice for a second but quickly recovered, though still nervous.
    1.2 (Music) he has a tenor voice she's in good/poor voice tonight
    esta noche está/no está cantando muy bien
    Example sentences
    • They were customarily for solo voice with continuo, but pieces for up to five voices were also composed and obbligato parts sometimes included.
    • Pärt has written many a cappella works for several voices or chorus, and this new one, apart from its concision, is typical.
    • Listening and experience are indispensable in honing the exceptionally advanced voicing skills chamber music and accompanying require.
  • 2 2.1 (opinion) (no plural) to have no voice in something
    no tener voz en algo
    the voice of the people to be of one voice
    ser de la misma opinión
    Example sentences
    • We anticipated that there would be Americans here that would want their opinions and their voices heard.
    • On this occasion, dissenting voices were heard, elaborating reasoned arguments.
    • Regarding the impeachment case, Park should listen to the public opinion and voices from GNP members in rebellion.
    2.2 uncountable (instrument, agency) the offical voice of the party
    el portavoz or la voz oficial del partido
    Example sentences
    • Set up in 2000 to give a strong voice to consumers, the agency was representing their views and giving them advice and information.
    • Since the voices represent a number of government and non-governmental agencies, the public is often confused with inconsistent messages.
    • Whatever the Telegraph may tell its readers, such voices represent what large parts of the world think.
    Example sentences
    • At times, it makes sense to play the soprano and alto voices with the right hand, the tenor and bass with the left hand.
    • The medieval church knew no choral polyphony, only the ensemble of three or four soloists, drawn from alto, tenor, and baritone voices.
    • She didn't know why most girls liked baritone voices; tenor voices were so much more lyrical.
  • 3 (Linguistics) 3.1 countable (verb form) active/passive voice
    voz activa/pasiva
    Example sentences
    • The passive voice is formed within the same paradigm, by be followed by the past participle, but is not a tense.
    • In addition, most passive constructions do not exist in Chinese, because verbs often have identical passive and active voices.
    • Never use the passive voice in an incitement to action, however vile or reprehensible.
    3.2 uncountable (in phonetics)
    Example sentences
    • The two characters are quite similar, and apparently both denote voiced back consonants.
    • More generally, voiceless obstruents are more frequent in onset position than voiced obstruents.
    • Expiration of air through vibrating vocal cords, used in the production of vowels and voiced consonants.

transitive verb

  • 1 (express)
    (opinion/concern/anger)
    expresar
    Example sentences
    • Support your art community by voicing your opinion, and prove the visual arts are active and united in Calgary.
    • We strongly encourage the Macalester community to voice their opinions on this issue.
    • Kerry voiced his words very confidently and held a firm look on his face.
  • 2 (Linguistics)
    (consonant/sound)
    sonorizar
    Example sentences
    • Since each language has its own way of voicing the consonants and the vowels, names of places as pronounced by locals in their native language seldom sound the same to an outsider.
    • Words are often pronounced without voicing the H. For example, in the word, everything.
  • 3 (Music)
    (organ pipe/wind instrument)
    templar
    Example sentences
    • Skills such as shaping of line, pedaling, wrist rotation, voicing and chord playing can be easily incorporated into the piano lesson.
    • By indicating a different dynamic for each staff, and by writing un peu en dehors above the middle staff, he left little doubt about the intended voicing hierarchy.
    • The student will enjoy exploring the many colors of piano dynamics, voicing and pedaling.

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