Words Used to Describe Someone's Voice

Words Used to Describe Someone's Voice

Words used to describe someone's voice

adenoidal adjective
if someone’s voice is adenoidal, some of the sound seems to come through their nose

appealing adjective
an appealing look, voice etc shows that you want help, approval, or agreement

breathy adjective
with loud breathing noises

brittle adjective
if you speak in a brittle voice, you sound as if you are about to cry

croaky adjective
if someone’s voice sounds croaky, they speak in a low rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat

dead adjective
if someone’s eyes are dead, or if their voice is dead, they feel or show no emotion

disembodied adjective
a disembodied voice comes from someone who you cannot see

flat adjective
spoken in a voice that does not go up and down. This word is often used for describing the speech of people from a particular region.

fruity adjective
a fruity voice or laugh is deep and strong in a pleasant way

grating adjective
a grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and annoying

gravelly adjective
a gravelly voice sounds low and rough

gruff adjective
a gruff voice has a rough low sound

guttural adjective
a guttural sound is deep and made at the back of your throat

high-pitched adjective
a high-pitched voice or sound is very high

hoarse adjective
someone who is hoarse or has a hoarse voice speaks in a low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore

honeyed adjective
honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice but you cannot trust the person who is speaking

husky adjective
a husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse (=as if you have a sore throat), often in an attractive way

low adjective
a low voice or sound is quiet and difficult to hear

low adjective
used for describing a deep voice or a sound that has a long wavelength

low adverb
in a deep voice, or with a deep sound
matter-of-fact adjective
used about someone’s behaviour or voice

modulated adjective
a modulated voice is...

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