2. Spoken Language
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.
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.
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.
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