martedì 5 gennaio 2021

Words to describe someone’s voice :


  • adenoidal (adj) :  some of the sound seems to come through their nose.
  • appealing (adj): voice shows that you want help, approval, or agreement.
  • breathy (adj): with loud breathing noises.
  • booming (adj): very loud and attention-getting.
  • brittle (adj): if you speak in a brittle voice, you sound as if you are about to cry.
  • croaky (adj): they speak in a low, rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat.
  • grating (adj): a grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and annoying.
  • gravelly (adj): a gravelly voice sounds low and rough.
  • high-pitched (adj): true to its name, a high-pitched voice or sound is very high.
  • honeyed (adj): honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice, but you cannot trust the person who is speaking.
  • matter-of-fact (adj): usually used if the person speaking knows what they are talking about (or absolutely think they know what they are talking about).
  • penetrating (adj): a penetrating voice is so high or loud that it makes you slightly uncomfortable.
  • raucous (adj): a raucous voice or noise is loud and sounds rough.
  • rough (adj): a rough voice is not soft and is unpleasant to listen to.
  • shrill (adj): a shrill voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant.
  • silvery (adj): this voice is clear, light, and pleasant.
  • stentorian (adj): a stentorian voice sounds very loud and severe.
  • strangled (adj): a strangled sound is one that someone stops before they finish making it.
  • strident (adj): this voice is loud and unpleasant.
  • thick (adj): if your voice is thick with an emotion, it sounds less clear than usual because of the emotion.
  • tight (adj): shows that you are nervous or annoyed.
  • toneless (adj): does not express any emotion.
  • wheezy (adj): a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing.

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