1. Breathy: used to describe a voice or way of speaking in which the breath can be heard.
E. g. Marilyn Monroe was famous for her breathy voice.
2. Thin: faint and high - pitched.
E. g. A thin, reedy little voice.
3. Brittle: unpleasantly hard and sharp and showing signs of instability or nervousness.
E. g. A brittle laugh.
4. Dead: lacking emotion, sympathy, or sensitivity.
E. g. a cold, dead voice.
5. Appealing: a tone of voice that indicates to someone that you want help, advice, or approval.
E. g. She spoke to him in an appealing voice.
6. Fruity: mellow, deep, and rich.
E. g. Jeffery had a wonderfully fruity voice.
7. Gruff: rough and low in pitch.
E. g. She spoke with a gruff voice.
8. Gravelly: deep and rough - sounding.
E. g. His gravelly voice answered immediately.
9. Croaky: deep and hoarse.
E. g. Jack's voice was thin and croaky.
10. Disembodied: seeming not to have a body or not to be connected to a body.
E. g. a disembodied voice
11. Nasal: produced or characterized by resonation in the nose as well as the mouth.
E. g. a drawling nasal voice.
12. Hoarse: sounding rough and harsh, typically as the result of a sore throat or of shouting.
E. g. a hoarse whisper.
13. High pitched: higher than usual
E. g. A woman squealed in a high - pitched voice.
14. Taut: that shows someone is nervous or angry.
E. g. There was a taut edge to Sam's voice.
15. Shrill: high - pitched and piercing.
E. g. He spoke in a shrill voice in the theatre.
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