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voice

n.

1. the sound produced by the larynx and modified by other elements of the vocal tract (e.g., lips, tongue) before it issues from the mouth.

2. in phonetics, the quality of a voiced, as opposed to an unvoiced, speech sound.

3. in linguistics, see active voice; passive voice.

4. the distinctive tone or quality of a person’s speaking or singing voice.

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picture superiority effect

picture superiority effect

the tendency for a picture or drawing to be remembered better than the name of the pictured object. For example, people are more likely to remember “dog” if they see a drawing of a dog than if they see the word dog.