voice [-s] n

AFr and OFr < L. vox, voice, sound.

  1. Message; announcement; proclamation; declaration; spoken words.
  2. Speech; verbal expression; oral communication; way of speaking; [fig.] crying; feelings; emotional state.
  3. Vocal range; capacity for singing.
  4. Chirping; birdcall; birdsong.
  5. Intonation; human utterance.
  6. Noise; rustle of wind; rush of air.
  7. Sound; means of speaking; ways of communicating.
  8. Muse; revelation; source of inspiration.
  9. Dialogue; opportunity for conversation; [fig.] answer to a prayer.