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55 Words To Describe Someone's Voice

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Sabrina Yeahia

on 19 April 2015

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Transcript of 55 Words To Describe Someone's Voice

adenoidal
If someone’s voice is adenoidal, some of the sound seems to come through their nose.
55 words to describe someone's voice
Appealing
An appealing look/voice shows that you want help, approval, or agreement.
Breathy
With loud breathing noises
Brittle
If you speak in a brittle voice, you sound as if you are about to cry
Croaky
If someone’s voice sounds croaky, they speak in a low, rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat.
Dead
If someone's eyes or voice is dead, they feel or show no emotion.
Disembodied
A disembodied voice comes from someone who you cannot see.
Flat
Spoken in a voice that does not go up or down; this word is often used for describing the speech of people from a particular region
Fruity
A fruity voice or laugh is deep and strong in a pleasant way
Grating
A grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and annoying
Gravelly
A gravelly voice sounds low and rough
Gruff
This voice has a rough, low sound
Guttural
A guttural sound is deep and made at the back of your throat
High-pitched
true to its name, a high pitched sound or voice is very high
hoarse
someone who is hoarse, or has a hoarse voice, speaks in a low, rough voice, usually because their throat is sore
Honeyed
honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice, but you cannot trust the person who is speaking
husky
a husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse (as if you have a sore throat), often in an attractive way
low
a low voice is quiet and difficult to hear; also used for describing a deep voice that has a long wavelength
matter-of-fact
usually used if the person speaking knows what they are talking about (or absolutely think they know what they are talking about)
modulated
a modulated voice is controlled and pleasant to listen to
monotonous
this kind of voice is boring and unpleasant due to the fact that it does not change in loudness or become higher/lower
nasal
someone with a nasal voice sounds as if they are speaking through their nose
orotund
an orotund voice is loud and
clear
penetrating
a penetrating voice is so high or loud that it makes you slightly uncomfortable
plummy
a plummy voice or way of speaking is considered to be typical of an English person of a high social class; this word shows that you dislike people who speak like this
taut
used about something such as a voice that shows someone is nervous or angry
strident
this voice is loud and unpleasant
quietly
in a soft, quiet voice
raucous
a raucous voice or noise is loud
and sounds rough
ringing
a ringing voice is very loud and clear
rough
a rough voice is not soft and is unpleasant to listen to
shrill
a shrill voice is very loud, high,
and unpleasant
silvery
this voice is clear, light,
and pleasant
singsong
if you speak in a singsong voice, your voice rises and falls in a
musical way
small
a small voice is quiet
smoky
a smoky voice is sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way
softly spoken
someone who is softly spoken has a
quiet, gentle voice
soft-spoken
speaking or said in a quiet, gentle voice
sotto voce
in a quiet voice, as if not
to be overheard
stentorian
a stentorian voice sounds very
loud and severe
strangled
a strangled sound is one that someone stops before they finish making it
thick
if your voice is thick with an emotion, it sounds less clear than usual because of the emotion
thickly
with a low voice that comes
mostly from your throat
thin
a thin voice or sound is high and unpleasant to listen to
throaty
a throaty sound is low and seems to come from deep in your throat
tight
shows that you are nervous or annoyed
toneless
does not express any emotion
tremulous
if your voice is tremulous, it is not steady; for example, because you are afraid or excited
wheezy
a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing
wobbly
if your voice is wobbly, it goes up and down, usually because you are frightened, not confident, or are going to cry
booming
very loud and attention-getting
quavering
if your voice quavers, it is not steady because you are feeling nervous or afraid
a voice like a foghorn
A very loud voice
in an undertone
using a quiet voice so that
someone cannot hear you
someone’s dulcet tones
the sound of someone’s
voice as they speak
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