Word’s to Describe Someone’s Voice

  1. Adenoidal/Nasal – Some of the sound seems to come through the nose.
  2. Appealing – Shows that you want help, approval, or agreement.
  3. Breathy – With loud breathing noises.
  4. Brittle – You sound as if you are about to cry.
  5. Croaky – Sounds as if they have a sore throat.
  6. Dead – They feel or show no emotion.
  7. Disembodied – Voice comes from someone who you cannot see.
  8. Flat – Spoken in a voice that does not go up and down.
  9. Fruity – Deep and strong in a pleasant way.
  10. Grating – Unpleasant and annoying.
  11. Gravelly – Low and rough.
  12. Gruff – Has a rough low sound.
  13. Guttural – Deep and made at the back of your throat.
  14. High-Pitched – Very high and shrill.
  15. Hoarse – Low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore.
  16. Honeyed – Falsely sweet voice.
  17. Husky – A husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse often in an attractive way.
  18. Low – Quiet and difficult to hear / in a deep voice.
  19. Matter-of-factly – Used about someone’s behavior or voice. Straightforward.
  20. Modulated – Controlled and pleasant to listen to.
  21. Monotonous – Boring because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower.
  22. Orotund – Loud and clear.
  23. Penetrating – So high or loud that it makes you uncomfortable.
  24. Plummy – This word shows that you dislike people who speak like this.
  25. Quietly – In a quiet voice.
  26. Raucous – Loud and sounds rough.
  27. Ringing – very loud and clear.
  28. Rough – Not soft and is unpleasant to listen to.
  29. Shrill – Very loud, high, and unpleasant.
  30. Silvery – Clear, light, and pleasant.
  31. Singsong – Rises and falls in a musical way.
  32. Small – A small voice or sound is quiet.
  33. Smoky – Sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way.
  34. Softly Spoken – A quiet gentle voice.
  35. Sotto Voce – A very quiet voice.
  36. Stentorian – Loud and severe.
  37. Strangulated – One that someone stops before they finish making it.
  38. Strident – Loud and unpleasant.
  39. Taut – Shows someone is nervous or angry.
  40. Thick – Voice sounds less clear because of an emotion.
  41. Thin – High and unpleasant to listen to.
  42. Throaty – Low and seems to come from deep in your throat.
  43. Tight – Shows that you are nervous or annoyed.
  44. Toneless – Does not express any emotion.
  45. Tremulous – It is not steady because you are afraid or excited.
  46. Wheezy – Has difficulty breathing.
  47. Wobbly – Unstable tone due to fright or emotions.
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