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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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Psychology term of the day

June 19th 2024

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.