Voice vs. Tense

Voice vs. Tense — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Voice and Tense

Voicenoun

The sound produced by the vocal organs of a vertebrate, especially a human.

Tenseadjective

Tightly stretched; taut.

Voicenoun

The ability to produce such sounds

He has laryngitis and has lost his voice.

Tenseadjective

In a state of nervous tension or mental strain

was very tense before the exam.

Voicenoun

The mind as it produces verbal thoughts

listening to the voice within.

Tenseadjective

Causing or characterized by nervous tension or mental strain

a tense standoff between border patrols.
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Voicenoun

A specified quality, condition, or pitch of vocal sound

a hoarse voice.the announcer's booming voice.

Tenseadjective

(Linguistics) Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.

Voicenoun

(Linguistics) Expiration of air through vibrating vocal cords, used in the production of vowels and voiced consonants.

Tenseverb

To make or become tense.

Voicenoun

A sound resembling or reminiscent of vocal utterance

the murmuring voice of the forest.

Tensenoun

A property of verbs in which the time of the action or state, as well as its continuance or completion, is indicated or expressed.

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Voicenoun

Musical sound produced by vibration of the human vocal cords and resonated within the throat and head cavities.

Tensenoun

A category or set of verb forms that indicate or express the time, such as past, present, or future, of the action or state.

Voicenoun

The quality or condition of a person's singing

a baritone in excellent voice.

Tensenoun

Any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.

The basic tenses in English are present, past, and future.

Voicenoun

A singer

a choir of excellent voices.

Tensenoun

An inflected form of a verb that indicates tense.

English only has a present tense and a past tense; it has no future tense.

Voicenoun

One of the individual vocal or instrumental parts or strands in a composition

a fugue for four voices.string voices carrying the melody. Also called voice part.

Tensenoun

The property of indicating the point in time at which an action or state of being occurs or exists.

Dyirbal verbs are not inflected for tense.

Voicenoun

Expression; utterance

gave voice to their feelings at the meeting.

Tenseverb

To apply a tense to.

tensing a verb

Voicenoun

A medium or agency of expression

a newsletter that serves as a neighborhood voice.

Tenseverb

To make or become tense.

Voicenoun

The right or opportunity to express a choice or opinion

a territory that has a voice, but not a vote, in Congress.

Tenseadjective

Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.

You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense.

Voicenoun

(Grammar) A property of verbs or a set of verb inflections indicating the relation between the subject and the action expressed by the verb

"Birds build nests" uses the active voice."nests built by birds" uses the passive voice. Also called diathesis.

Tenseadjective

Pulled taut, without any slack.

Voicenoun

The distinctive style or manner of expression of an author or of a character in a book.

Tensenoun

a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

Voiceverb

To give expression to; utter

voice a grievance.

Tenseverb

stretch or force to the limit;

strain the rope

Voiceverb

(Linguistics) To pronounce with vibration of the vocal cords.

Tenseverb

increase the tension on;

tense a rope

Voiceverb

To provide (a composition) with voice parts.

Tenseverb

become tense or tenser;

He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room

Voiceverb

To regulate the tone of (the pipes of an organ, for example).

Tenseverb

make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;

Voiceverb

To provide the voice for (a cartoon character or show, for example)

The animated series was voiced by famous actors.

Tenseadjective

in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

Voicenoun

Sound uttered by the mouth, especially by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character

The human voice is the oldest musical instrument in history.She has a pleasant voice.His low voice allowed hum to become a bass in the choir.

Tenseadjective

pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')

Voicenoun

(phonetics) Sound made through vibration of the vocal cords; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; — distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in whispering and voiceless consonants.

Tenseadjective

taut or rigid; stretched tight;

tense piano strings

Voicenoun

The tone or sound emitted by an object

Voicenoun

The faculty or power of utterance

to cultivate the voice

Voicenoun

That which is communicated; message; meaning.

Voicenoun

An expressed opinion, choice, will, desire, or wish; the right or ability to make such expression or to have it considered

Voicenoun

(archaic) Command; precept.

Voicenoun

One who speaks; a speaker.

Voicenoun

(literature) A particular style or way of writing that expresses a certain tone or feeling.

Voicenoun

(grammar) A particular way of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.

The verbal system of Latin has two voices, active and passive.

Voicenoun

(music) In harmony, an independent vocal or instrumental part in a piece of composition.

The theme of this piece constantly migrates between the three voice parts.

Voicenoun

A flag associated with a user on a channel, determining whether or not they can send messages to the channel.

Voiceverb

(transitive) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce

He voiced the sentiments of the nation.

Voiceverb

To utter audibly, with tone and not just breath.

Voiceverb

(transitive) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of

voice the pipes of an organ

Voiceverb

To vote; to elect; to appoint

Voiceverb

To clamor; to cry out

Voiceverb

To assign the voice flag to a user on IRC, permitting them to send messages to the channel.

Voiceverb

To act as a voice actor to portray a character.

Voicenoun

the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech;

A shrill voice sounded behind us

Voicenoun

the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract;

a singer takes good care of his voicethe giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

Voicenoun

a sound suggestive of a vocal utterance;

the noisy voice of the waterfallthe incessant voices of the artillery

Voicenoun

expressing in coherent verbal form;

the articulation of my feelingsI gave voice to my feelings

Voicenoun

a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated;

the voice of the lawthe Times is not the voice of New Yorkconservatism has many voices

Voicenoun

something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression;

the wee small voice of consciencethe voice of experiencehe said his voices told him to do it

Voicenoun

(metonymy) a singer;

he wanted to hear trained voices sing it

Voicenoun

an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose;

the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

Voicenoun

the ability to speak;

he lost his voice

Voicenoun

(linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

Voicenoun

the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music;

he tried to sing the tenor part

Voiceverb

give voice to;

He voiced his concern

Voiceverb

utter with vibrating vocal chords