♦ voice

♦ voice
♦ voice /vɔɪs/
n.
1 voce: to have a hoarse [high-pitched] voice, avere una voce rauca [acuta]; (di un cantante, ecc.) to have a good voice, avere una bella voce; in a firm voice, con voce ferma; in a flat (o monotonous) voice, con voce monotona; in a quiet (o small) voice, a voce bassa; a clear voice, una voce chiara; a shrill voice, una voce acuta; a familiar voice, una voce nota; a harsh voice, una voce aspra; a husky voice, una voce roca; a soft voice, una voce dolce (o delicata, soave); in a loud [low] voice, a voce alta [bassa]; in a deep [angry] voice, con voce profonda [arrabbiata]; in a commanding voice, in tono di comando; to drop (o lower) one's voice, abbassare la voce; to raise one's voice, alzare la voce; to keep one's voice down, parlare più a bassa voce; to lose one's voice, perdere la voce (o essere senza voce); She knew from his tone of voice that something had happened, ha capito dal suo tono di voce che era successo qualcosa; She has a beautiful speaking [singing] voice, ha una voce molto gradevole quando parla [canta]
2 (fig.) voce; portavoce: He's the voice of reason [experience], è la voce della ragione [dell'esperienza]; The organization is the voice of the urban poor, l'organizzazione è portavoce dei poveri delle città
3 (fig.) voce; diritto di esprimersi: The charity works to give a voice to the poor and dispossessed, l'organizzazione benefica lavora per dar voce ai poveri e ai diseredati; to give voice to, esprimere; sfogare: The employees finally gave voice to their dissatisfaction, i dipendenti hanno finito per esprimere il loro malcontento; to have a voice [no voice] in st., avere [non avere] voce in capitolo in qc.: Local people should have a voice in any development, la gente del posto dovrebbe aver voce in capitolo in qualsiasi progetto edilizio; Election fraud has robbed the people of their voice, la frode elettorale ha derubato il popolo del suo diritto di esprimersi; to make one's voice heard, far sentire la propria opinione
4 (gramm.) voce: a verb in the passive voice, un verbo nella voce passiva (o al passivo)
5 (fon.) suono sonoro
● (fam.) voice box, laringe □ (Bibbia) a voice crying in the wilderness, ‘vox clamans in deserto’ (lat.); (fig.) uno che parla al vento □ (fam. USA) voice line-up, confronto all'americana delle voci registrate di persone sospette □ (Internet) voice mail ► voicemail □ (USA) voice mailbox, casella vocale □ (comput.) voice message, messaggio vocale □ (comput.) voice messaging, messaggistica vocale □ the voice of the cuckoo, il verso del cuculo □ (cinem., TV) voice-off, voce fuori campo (di personaggio non inquadrato) □ (elettron.) voice-activated [operated], a comando vocale □ (comput.) voice output, uscita vocale □ (cinem., TV) voice-over, voce fuori campo (di narratore, ecc.) □ (comput.) voice processing, elaborazione elettronica della voce □ (comput.) voice recognition, riconoscimento vocale □ (comput.) voice response, risposta vocale □ (polit.) voice vote, votazione per appello nominale (o per chiamata) □ (di un cantante, ecc.) to be in good voice, essere in voce □ not to be in good voice, essere giù di voce □ at the top of one's voice, a squarciagola □ (mus.) a song for three voices, una canzone a tre voci □ with one voice, a una voce; all'unanimità □ (di un ragazzo) His voice is breaking, sta cambiando voce; gli sta venendo la voce da uomo □ He likes the sound of his voice, gli piace sentirsi parlare.
(to) voice /vɔɪs/
v. t.
1 dare voce a; esprimere: to voice one's anger [concern], esprimere la propria rabbia [preoccupazione]; Please voice your doubts if you have any, formulate i vostri dubbi, se ne avete
2 (mus.) accordare, intonare (le canne di un organo, ecc.)
3 (fon.) pronunciare (una consonante) come sonora.

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