• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Speaking-voice the kind of voice used in speaking
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  • Richard M. Nixon
    “We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another -- until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.”
  • Camille Paglia
    “All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!”
  • Pat Riley
    “Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    “Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice.”
  • William James
    “There is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. specan (for sprecan); Dut. spreken, Ger. sprechen.


In literature:

He made no answer, for he thought he knew the step, and he could not summon up voice to speak for a fit of sobbing which it brought on.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
But her voice sounded toneless and dull, as of one who speaks in a dream.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The voice appeared so deep and hollow and strange, that he did not at first discover that it was Murray speaking to him.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
He heard a gentle voice speaking to him, and looking up, he saw the Great Spirit, who was seated on a snow-white horse.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
He fills the world with His speaking Voice.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
He was speaking in a full soft voice with an accent which was new to us.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
The voice of his heart was speaking louder and quicker than his halting tongue.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
At length he turned towards those surrounding him and raised his hand, speaking in a low voice.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Both Alvin and Chester wished to speak of the extraordinary voice of Mike, but neither did, for they knew he would prefer they should not.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
He found himself replying to this voice, speaking almost stubbornly.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
The first great communication of the dead and past to the living and present, by voice and by vision; some speak, others are only seen.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Suddenly Dalrymple heard Annetta's voice in the room behind him, speaking to her mother.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
One divines that she has wept so much she could only with difficulty summon up voice to speak.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
He began speaking in a low voice.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Fortunately, history here speaks clearly, and we have only to listen to her voice.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Were they spirit voices, the voices in the pines, of which Lafe was speaking?
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
He could hear the priest speaking in low, even tones; and then the maid's voice, deep with emotion.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
But, while on the verge of risking a wild grab for it, he heard a voice, speaking very softly and with a slight thickness of accent.
"Raiders Invisible" by Desmond Winter Hall
I heard some groans, voices were speaking in a low tone.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
Then he began to speak, and the sound of his voice made May's heart stir strangely.
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie

In poetry:

The words they speak to me
Far off and distant seem,
As voices we have known and loved
Speak in a dream.
"Midnight" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Help me, my God, to speak
True words to Thee each day,
True let my voice be when I praise,
And trustful when I pray.
"Help Me, My God, To Speak" by Horatius Bonar
It bears the burden of despair,
That finds an ample voice in songs,
The high gods hear it in that air,
And know it speaks a thousand wrongs.
"Life's Little Day" by Alexander Anderson
"I will arise"—across the years,
Even as to Mary that grey morn,
To us that gentle voice is borne—
"I will arise." He that hath ears
O hearken well this mystic word,
Let not the Master speak unheard.
"An Easter Hymn" by Richard Le Gallienne
I float on the fleecy cloud
My voice is in ev'ry breeze;
I speak in the tempest loud,
In the sigh of the waving trees —
To the sons of earth — in a mystic tone,
I tell of a world more bright than their own! —
"Fancy and the Poet" by Susanna Strickland Moodie
The heavens, O Lord! Thy power proclaim,
And the earth echoes back Thy name;
Ten thousand voices speak Thy might,
And day to day, and night to night,
Utter Thy praise,—Thou Lord above!
Thy praise—Thy glory—and Thy love.
"Spring: Thursday Morning" by John Bowring

In news:

Air Cargo shippers aim to speak with one voice.
Siri is the female-voiced speech recognition software that enables users of the new iPhone 4S to speak instead of type .
Woman Speaks Again After Voice Box Transplant.
CUs Must Speak With One Voice to a New Generation.
Many farmers speak out with one voice .
But as Fehr was speaking, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was leaving a voice mail for union special counsel Steve Fehr.
For those who hear footsteps down the hall when no one is there or voices speaking out in the night, here's a group to call for help.
This week on One Land, Many Voices, Will and Wael welcome Dalit Baum, co-founder of Who Profits From the Occupation , to discuss corporate accountability campaigns, BDS and her upcoming Oregon speaking tour.
Hartford Mayor's Office Urges Staff To 'Speak With Single Voice'.
Laywers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Executive Director Barbara Arnwine (2nd R) speaks during a news conference to voice opposition to state photo identification voter laws with the Rev.
Like voice recognition , however, the user is required to train the system by speaking certain phrases.
Researchers have developed a new device which they claim will help people who have lost their voices speak again.
Man speaks in voices, restrained during exorcism.
The loudest voices on the right today speak of reversing, cutting, dismantling, eliminating.
Stars of SciFi lend their voices to "Autism Speaks".