Voice is the sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, and other controlled sounds emanating from the mouth.
- The devil hath not, in all his quiver's choice,
An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice.
- His voice no touch of harmony admits,
Irregularly deep, and shrill by fits.
The two extremes appear like man and wife
Coupled together for the sake of strife.
- Charles Churchill, The Rosciad (1761), line 1,003.
- His feet were like fine copper when glowing in a furnace; and his voice was as the sound of many waters.
- The Angel ended, and in Adam's ear
So charming left his voice, that he awhile
Thought him still speaking, still stood fix'd to hear.
- I thank you for your voices: thank you:
Your most sweet voices.
- Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman.
- But I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove.
- He ceased; but still their trembling ears retained
The deep vibrations of his witching song.
- James Thomson, Castle of Indolence (1748), Canto I, Stanza 20.
- Vox faucibus hæsit.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 840-41.
- Her voice changed like a bird's:
There grew more of the music, and less of the words.
- Robert Browning, Flight of the Duchess, Stanza 15.
- He ceased: but left so charming on their ear
His voice, that listening still they seemed to hear.
- Homer, The Odyssey, Book II, line 414. Pope's translation.
- The voice so sweet, the words so fair,
As some soft chime had stroked the air;
And though the sound had parted thence,
Still left an echo in the sense.
- Ben Jonson, Eupheme, IV.
- A still, small voice.
- I Kings, XIX. 12.
- Oh, there is something in that voice that reaches
The innermost recesses of my spirit!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christus, Part I. The Divine Tragedy. The First Passover, Part VI.
- Thy voice
Is a celestial melody.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Masque of Pandora, Part V.
- Her silver voice
Is the rich music of a summer bird,
Heard in the still night, with its passionate cadence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Spirit of Poetry, line 55.
- How sweetly sounds the voice of a good woman!
It is so seldom heard that, when it speaks,
It ravishes all senses.
- Philip Massinger, The Old Law, Act IV, scene 2, line 34.
- Vox clamantis in deserto.
- The voice of one crying in the wilderness.
- Matthew, III. 3; Mark. I, 3; Luke, III. 4; John. I. 23. (Vulgate).
- A Locanian having plucked all the feathers off from a nightingale and seeing what a little body it had, "surely," quoth he, "thou art all voice and nothing else." (Vox et præterea nihil.)
- Plutarch, Laconic Apothegms. Credited to Lacon Incert, XIII, by Lipsius.
- Her voice was like the voice the stars
Had when they sang together.
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel, Stanza 10.
- A sweet voice, a little indistinct and muffled, which caresses and does not thrill; an utterance which glides on without emphasis, and lays stress only on what is deeply felt.
- George Sand, Handsome Lawrence, Chapter III.
- Vox nihil aliud quam ictus aer.
- The voice is nothing but beaten air.
- Seneca, Naturalinum Quæstionum, Book II. 29.
- And rolling far along the gloomy shores
The voice of days of old and days to be.
- Alfred Tennyson, The Passing of Arthur.
- Two voices are there; one is of the sea,
One of the mountains: each a mighty Voice.
- William Wordsworth, Thought of a Briton on the Subjugation of Switzerland.