#EngVocab: The way to describe someone’s voice

There are types of the way someone talk with others. As illustrations, a person who always talk in high volume or someone who speak in a low voice and full with emotion. We can find it in the people around us, but we usually do not notice it. We can also find the description in the novel we read. But the author did not write it as long as the example I gave you.

Did you ever notice how the author describe the way his or her characters speaking? Well, tonight I will share some vocabulary to define voices. Maybe, you found it in the novels you read before.

  1. Breathy. Meaning: to speak with a loud breathing noise.
  2. Brittle. Meaning: to speak as if you are about to cry
  3. Croaky. Meaning: to speak in a low rough voice that sounds as if you have a sore throat.
  4. Penetrating. Meaning: a voice which is so high or loud that makes you slightly uncomfortable
  5. Wobbly. Meaning: a voice which sounds up and down because you are frightened or not confident or you are going to cry
  6. Tight. Meaning: a voice shows that you are nervous or annoyed
  7. Shrill. Meaning: to speak in unpleasant way with a very loud and high voice.
  8. Monotonous. Meaning: a boring and unpleasant voice because there is no intonation
  9. Husky. Meaning: a deep voice and it sounds hoarse, but in attractive way.
  10. Guttural. Meaning: a deep voice which made at the back of your throat.
  11. Hoarse. Meaning: to speak in a low rough voice.
  12. Taut. Meaning: a voice that shows someone is nervous or angry.
  13. Wheezy. Meaning: to speak with a noise because someone has difficulty in breathing.
  14. Ringing. Meaning: a voice which is very loud and clear.
  15. Tremulous. Meaning: an unsteady voice because you are afraid or excited.

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.



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