ETYM Old Eng. vois, voys, Old Fren. vois, voiz, French voix, Latin vox, vocis, akin to Greek epos voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, German erwähnen to mention. Related to Advocate, Advowson, Avouch, Convoke, Epic, Vocal, Vouch, Vowel.
1. The ability to speak; speech.
2. A means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated.
3. A sound suggestive of a vocal utterance.
4. The sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract; SYN. vocalization.
5. Something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression.
6. The distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech.
7. (Linguistics) The grammatical relation of the subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes.
8. (Metonymy) A singer.
Sound produced through the mouth and by the passage of air between the vocal cords. In humans the sound is much amplified by the hollow sinuses of the face, and is modified by the movements of the lips, tongue, and cheeks.
1. To give voice to.
2. To utter with vibrating vocal chords; SYN. sound, vocalize.