2. Spoken Language

  • Voice (Substantives), vocality, vocalisation, utterance, accent, cry, strain, articulate sound, prolation, articulation, enunciation, delivery, vocalism, pronunciation, orthoepy, euphony.
  • Cadence, accent, accentuation, emphasis, stress, intonation, exclamation, ejaculation, vociferation, ventriloquism, polyphonism.

    A ventriloquist, polyphonist.

    Science of voice: Phonetics, Phonology; voice-production.

    (Verbs). To utter, breathe, cry, exclaim, shout, ejaculate, vociferate; raise, lift, or strain the voice or lungs; to vocalise, prolate, articulate, enunciate, pronounce, aspirate, deliver, mouth, rap out, speak out, speak up.

    (Phrase). To whisper in the ear.

    (Adjectives). Vocal, oral, articulate.

    Silvery, mellow, soft, see Melodious 413.

  • Aphony (Substantives), obmutescence, absence or want of voice, dumbness, muteness, mutism, speechlessness, aphasia, hoarseness, raucity.
  • A dummy, a mute, deaf-mute.

    (Verbs). To render mute, to muzzle, to gag.

    (Phrases). To stick in the throat; vox faucibus hèsit; to close one's lips; to shut up.

    (Adjectives). Aphonous, dumb, speechless, mute, tongueless, muzzled, tongue-tied, inarticulate, inaudible, unspoken, unsaid, mum, lips closed or sealed, wordless, raucous, hoarse, husky, sepulchral.

    (Phrases). Mute as a fish; hoarse as a raven; with bated breath; sotto voce; vox et prèterea nihil; with the finger on the lips; mum's the word.

  • Speech (Substantives), locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, oral communication, word of mouth, palaver, prattle, effusion, narrative 594, tale, story, yarn, oration, recitation, delivery, say, harangue, formal speech, lecture, address, tirade, screed; soliloquy, see 589.
  • Oratory, elocution, rhetoric, declamation, eloquence, gift of the gab, copia verborum, grandiloquence, magniloquence, usus loquendi.

    A speaker, spokesman, prolocutor, mouthpiece, lecturer, orator, a Cicero, a Demosthenes, a stump- orator, speechifier.

    (Verbs). To speak, break silence, say, tell, open one's lips, give tongue, hold forth, make or deliver a speech, speechify, harangue, talk, discourse, declaim, flourish, spout, rant, recite, rattle off, intone, whisper in the ear, expatiate, run on; to lecture, address, sermonise, preachify; to soliloquise 589; quoth he.

    (Phrases). To have a tongue in one's head; to have on the tip of one's tongue; to have on one's lips; to pass one's lips; to find one's tongue.

    (Adjectives). Speaking, etc., oral, spoken, unwritten, outspoken.

    (Adverbs). Viva voce; ore rotundo; by word of mouth.

  • Imperfect speech, inarticulateness.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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