1. Furnished with a voice; expressed by the voice.
2. (Phon.) Uttered with voice; pronounced with vibrations of the vocal cords; sonant; said of a sound
uttered with the glottis narrowed.
Voiced stop, Voice stop (Phon.), a stopped consonant made with tone from the larynx while the
mouth organs are closed at some point; a sonant mute, as b, d, g hard.
(Voice"ful) a. Having a voice or vocal quality; having a loud voice or many voices; vocal; sounding.
Beheld the Iliad and the OdysseyColeridge.
Rise to the swelling of the voiceful sea.
1. Having no voice, utterance, or vote; silent; mute; dumb.
I live and die unheard,Byron.
With a most voiceless thought, sheathing it as a sword.
2. (Phon.) Not sounded with voice; as, a voiceless consonant; surd.
Voiceless stop (Phon.), a consonant made with no audible sound except in the transition to or from
another sound; a surd mute, as p, t, k.
Voice"less*ly, adv. Voice"less*ness, n.
(Void) a. [OE. voide, OF. voit, voide, vuit, vuide, F. vide, fr. (assumed) LL. vocitus, fr. L. vocare,
an old form of vacare to be empty, or a kindred word. Cf. Vacant, Avoid.]
1. Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.
The earth was without form, and void.Gen. i. 2.
I 'll get me to a place more void.Shak.
I 'll chain him in my study, that, at void hours,Massinger.
I may run over the story of his country.
2. Having no incumbent; unoccupied; said of offices and the like.
Divers great offices that had been long void.Camden.
3. Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void of learning, or of common use. Milton.
A conscience void of offense toward God.Acts xxiv. 16.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor.Prov. xi. 12.
4. Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.
[My word] shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please.Isa. lv. 11.
I will make void the counsel of Judah.Jer. xix. 7.
5. Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul. "Idol, void and vain." Pope.
6. (Law) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.
Void space (Physics), a vacuum.