- Strident: loud and unpleasant.
- Taut: nervous or angry voice.
- Thick: less clear than usual because of overflowing emotions.
- Thickly: with a low voice that comes from the throat mostly.
- Thin: high and unpleasant to listen to.
- Throaty: a low voice that comes from the deep throat.
- Tight: a tight voice or expression shows that one is nervous or annoyed.
- Singsong: a voice that rises and falls and contains an element of musicality.
- Small: a quiet voice.
- Smoky: sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way.
- Softly spoken: if someone is softly spoken; they have a quiet gentle voice.
- Sotto voce (adjective, adverb): in a very quiet voice.
- Stentorian: very loud and severe.
- Strangled: abrupted sound; when someone stops before they finish making it.
- Toneless: a voice that does not express any emotions.
- Tremulous: a voice that is not steady because of excitement or fear.
- Wheezy: a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing.
- Wobbly: Sound that goes up and down because of fright, lack of confidence or when one is about to cry.
- Plummy: a plummy way of speaking or voice is considered to be typical of an English person of high social class. The word keeps the connotation of disliking that voice.
- Raucous: a voice that sounds loud and rough.
- Ringing: a voice that is very loud and clear.
- Rough: a voice that is not soft and that is unpleasant to listen to.
- Shrill: a voice that is very loud, high and unpleasant.
- Silvery: a voice that is clear, light, and pleasant.
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Describing a Character's Voice
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