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Voice vs. Inflection

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Voice

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

In linguistic morphology, inflection (or inflexion) is a process of word formation, in which a word is modified to express different grammatical categories such as tense, case, voice, aspect, person, number, gender, mood, animacy, and definiteness. The inflection of verbs is called conjugation, and one can refer to the inflection of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, determiners, participles, prepositions and postpositions, numerals, articles etc., as declension.
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Voice

The ability to produce such sounds
He has laryngitis and has lost his voice.
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Inflection

The act of inflecting or the state of being inflected.
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Voice

The mind as it produces verbal thoughts
Listening to the voice within.
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Inflection

Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice.
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Voice

A specified quality, condition, or pitch of vocal sound
A hoarse voice.
The announcer's booming voice.
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Inflection

An alteration of the form of a word by the addition of an affix, as in English dogs from dog, or by changing the form of a base, as in English spoke from speak, that indicates grammatical features such as number, person, mood, or tense.
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Voice

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

An affix indicating such a grammatical feature, as the -s in the English third person singular verb form speaks.
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Voice

A sound resembling or reminiscent of vocal utterance
The murmuring voice of the forest.
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Inflection

The paradigm of a word.
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Voice

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

A pattern of forming paradigms, such as noun inflection or verb inflection.
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Voice

The quality or condition of a person's singing
A baritone in excellent voice.
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Inflection

A turning or bending away from a course or position of alignment.
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Voice

A singer
A choir of excellent voices.
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Inflection

Change in the form of a word (morphologic change) to express different grammatical categories.
In English, word order often does the work that inflection did in Latin
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Voice

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.
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Inflection

An instance of such change.
An inflection for gender, number, or tense
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Voice

Expression; utterance
Gave voice to their feelings at the meeting.
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Inflection

(grammar) An affix representing such an instance.
English's regular inflection for number in plural nouns is the suffix -s.
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Voice

A medium or agency of expression
A newsletter that serves as a neighborhood voice.
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Inflection

Any form produced by such an instance of a change, such as the principal parts for any given stem: any of the declined or conjugated forms that constitute its declension or conjugation.
Recite every inflection for each of these words.
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Voice

The right or opportunity to express a choice or opinion
A territory that has a voice, but not a vote, in Congress.
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Inflection

A change in pitch or tone of voice.
If he's lying, his inflection changes.
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Voice

(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.
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Inflection

(mathematics) A change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.
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Voice

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

A turning away from a straight course.
Inflection from the rules
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Voice

To give expression to; utter
Voice a grievance.
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Inflection

(optometry) Diffraction.
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Voice

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

The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected.
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Voice

To provide (a composition) with voice parts.
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Inflection

A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist.
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Voice

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

A slide, modulation, or accent of the voice; as, the rising and the falling inflection.
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Voice

To provide the voice for (a cartoon character or show, for example)
The animated series was voiced by famous actors.
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Inflection

The variation or change which words undergo to mark case, gender, number, comparison, tense, person, mood, voice, etc.
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Voice

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 him to become a bass in the choir.
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Inflection

Any change or modification in the pitch or tone of the voice.
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Voice

(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.
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Inflection

Same as Diffraction.
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Voice

The tone or sound emitted by an object
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Inflection

A change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
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Voice

The faculty or power of utterance
To cultivate the voice
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Inflection

The patterns of stress and intonation in a language
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Voice

That which is communicated; message; meaning.
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Inflection

Deviation from a straight or normal course
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Voice

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

A manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
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Voice

(archaic) Command; precept.
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Voice

One who speaks; a speaker.
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Voice

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

(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.
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Voice

(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.
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Voice

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

(transitive) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce
He voiced the sentiments of the nation.
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Voice

To utter audibly, with tone and not just breath.
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Voice

(transitive) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of
Voice the pipes of an organ
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Voice

To vote; to elect; to appoint
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Voice

To clamor; to cry out
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Voice

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

To act as a voice actor to portray a character.
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Voice

Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice; a pleasant voice; a low voice.
He with a manly voice saith his message.
Her voice was ever soft,Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman.
Thy voice is music.
Join thy voice unto the angel choir.
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Voice

Sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b, v, d, etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; - distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in f, s, sh, etc., and also whisper.
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Voice

The tone or sound emitted by anything.
After the fire a still small voice.
Canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
The floods have lifted up their voice.
O Marcus, I am warm'd; my heartLeaps at the trumpet's voice.
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Voice

The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice.
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Voice

Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion.
I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
My voice is in my sword.
Let us call on God in the voice of his church.
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Voice

Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
Sic. How now, my masters! have you chose this man?1 Cit. He has our voices, sir.
Some laws ordain, and some attend the choiceOf holy senates, and elect by voice.
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Voice

Command; precept; - now chiefly used in scriptural language.
So shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.
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Voice

One who speaks; a speaker.
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Voice

A particular mode 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.
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Voice

To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.
It was voiced that the king purposed to put to death Edward Plantagenet.
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Voice

To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.
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Voice

To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
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Voice

To vote; to elect; to appoint.
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Voice

To clamor; to cry out.
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Voice

The distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech;
A shrill voice sounded behind us
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Voice

The sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract;
A singer takes good care of his voice
The giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
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Voice

A sound suggestive of a vocal utterance;
The noisy voice of the waterfall
The incessant voices of the artillery
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Voice

Expressing in coherent verbal form;
The articulation of my feelings
I gave voice to my feelings
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Voice

A means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated;
The voice of the law
The Times is not the voice of New York
Conservatism has many voices
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Voice

Something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression;
The wee small voice of conscience
The voice of experience
He said his voices told him to do it
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Voice

(metonymy) a singer;
He wanted to hear trained voices sing it
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Voice

An advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose;
The meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government
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Voice

The ability to speak;
He lost his voice
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Voice

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

The melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music;
He tried to sing the tenor part
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Voice

Give voice to;
He voiced his concern
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Voice

Utter with vibrating vocal chords
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