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noun voice pronunciation in British English /vɔɪs/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the sounds that someone makes when they speak

    A female voice answered the phone.

    We could hear voices in the next apartment.

    He tried to keep the irritation out of his voice.

    a man with a deep/soft/loud voice

    in a ... voice:

    The woman at the desk greeted him in a bored voice.

    tone of voice (=the aspect of your voice that shows how you feel):

    I knew from his tone of voice that he was extremely annoyed.

    in someone's voice (=when someone's attitude or feelings are shown in the way that they speak):

    Phillips called back later, and this time there was real irritation in his voice.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] someone's ability to speak
      lose your voice:

      I have a cold – I think I'm losing my voice.

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] someone's ability to sing

      My father had a fine bass voice.

      be in good/fine voice (=be singing well):

      You're in good voice tonight!

    3. c.
      [countable] music one of the singers in a piece of classical music

      an arrangement for piano and four voices

  2. 2
    [singular] the right or opportunity to express your opinions and influence what happens

    The apartheid system left the majority of the population without a political voice.

    have a voice (in something):

    Parents should have a voice in any changes to the school curriculum.

    give voice to something (=express something publicly):

    Her article gave voice to the anger felt by many local people.

    1. a.
      [countable] the opinion of a person or group
      voice of:

      The voice of ordinary party members was rarely listened to.

      make your voice heard (=make sure that your opinion is known to others):

      Anti-capitalist groups used street protests as a way of making their voices heard.

  3. 3
    [singular] a person, newspaper, organization etc that expresses a particular idea or that represents the opinions of a particular group

    The paper sees itself as the authentic voice of Middle England.

    voice of reason/authority/experience etc:

    The senator has long been a voice of reason on this issue.

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