voice (phonology)
Definition - The vibrating sound that is produced by the vocal cords and which we use to make speech sounds.

Etymology -
The word ultimately derives from the Latin vox, voice.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1300:
"Þis ilk stern … said to þaim wit mans woice, Þat þai suld wend to Juen land."
(Cursor M. 11420)



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