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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.
  • If there was a lot of emotion in my voice today, it's because we've all been waiting for this day for a long time. It felt so great, … the people at this company are doing the best work of their lives, the best work that Apple has ever done.
  • 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.
  • He ceased; but still their trembling ears retained
    The deep vibrations of his witching song.
  • Vox faucibus hæsit.
    • My voice stuck in my throat.
    • Virgil, Æneid (29-19 BC), II. 774; III. 48; IV. 280.


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  • A still, small voice.
  • Vōx clāmantis in dēsertō.
  • The voice of one crying out in the desert.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

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.
  • 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.
  • Oh, there is something in that voice that reaches
    The innermost recesses of my spirit!
  • Her silver voice
    Is the rich music of a summer bird,
    Heard in the still night, with its passionate cadence.
  • How sweetly sounds the voice of a good woman!
    It is so seldom heard that, when it speaks,
    It ravishes all senses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vox nihil aliud quam ictus aer.
    • The voice is nothing but beaten air.
    • Seneca the Younger, Naturalinum Quæstionum, Book II. 29.
  • And rolling far along the gloomy shores
    The voice of days of old and days to be.
  • Two voices are there; one is of the sea,
    One of the mountains: each a mighty Voice.

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