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Words to describe someone's voice

  • adenoidal: if someone’s voice is adenoidal, some of the sound seems to come through their nose
  • appealing: an appealing look, voice etc shows that you want help, approval, or agreement
  • breathy: with loud breathing noises
  • brittle: if you speak in a brittle voice, you sound as if you are about to cry
  • croaky: if someone’s voice sounds croaky, they speak in a low rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat
  • dead: if someone’s eyes are dead, or if their voice is dead, they feel or show no emotion
  • disembodied: a disembodied voice comes from someone who you cannot see
  • flat: spoken in a voice that does not go up and down. This word is often used for describing the speech of people from a particular region.
  • fruity: a fruity voice or laugh is deep and strong in a pleasant way
  • grating: a grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and annoying
  • gravelly: a gravelly voice sounds low and rough
  • gruff: a gruff voice has a rough low sound
  • guttural: a guttural sound is deep and made at the back of your throat
  • high-pitched: a high-pitched voice or sound is very high
  • hoarse: someone who is hoarse or has a hoarse voice speaks in a low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore
  • honeyed: honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice but you cannot trust the person who is speaking
  • husky: a husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse (=as if you have a sore throat), often in an attractive way
  • low adjective: a low voice or sound is quiet and difficult to hear
  • low adverb: in a deep voice, or with a deep sound
  • matter-of-fact: used about someone’s behaviour or voice
  • modulated: a modulated voice is controlled and pleasant to listen to
  • monotonous: a monotonous sound or voice is boring and unpleasant because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower
  • nasal: someone with a nasal voice sounds as if they are speaking through their nose
  • orotund: an orotund voice is loud and clear
  • penetrating: a penetrating voice or sound is so high or loud that it makes you slightly uncomfortable
  • plummy: a plummy voice or way of speaking is considered to be typical of an English person of a high social class. This word shows that you dislike people who speak like this.
  • quietly: in a quiet voice
  • raucous: a raucous voice or noise is loud and sounds rough
  • ringing: a ringing sound or voice is very loud and clear
  • rough: a rough voice is not soft and is unpleasant to listen to
  • shrill: a shrill noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant
  • silvery: a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant
  • singsong: if you speak in a singsong voice, your voice rises and falls in a musical way
  • small: a small voice or sound is quiet
  • smoky: a smoky voice or smoky eyes are sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way
  • softly spoken: someone who is softly spoken has a quiet gentle voice
  • sotto voce adjective, adverb: in a very quiet voice
  • stentorian: a stentorian voice sounds very loud and severe
  • strangled: a strangled sound is one that someone stops before they finish making it
  • strangulated: strangled
  • strident: a strident voice or sound is loud and unpleasant
  • taut: used about something such as a voice or expression that shows someone is nervous or angry
  • thick: if your voice is thick with an emotion, it sounds less clear than usual because of the emotion
  • thickly: with a low voice that comes mostly from your throat
  • thin: a thin voice or sound is high and unpleasant to listen to
  • throaty: a throaty sound is low and seems to come from deep in your throat
  • tight: a tight voice or expression shows that you are nervous or annoyed
  • toneless: a toneless voice does not express any emotion
  • tremulous: if something such as your voice or smile is tremulous, it is not steady, for example because you are afraid or excited
  • wheezy: a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing
  • wobbly: if your voice is wobbly, it goes up and down, usually because you are frightened, not confident, or are going to cry
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"Writing is really a way of thinking— not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet."

— Toni Morrison (via maxkirin)

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✶ DAILY CHARACTER QUESTION ✶

Character Creation Mishap
Pick one of your secondary characters:
What is the one thing they hate the most about themselves? Write a scene where this ‘fault’ actually helps them.

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maxkirin:

✶ DAILY CHARACTER QUESTION ✶

Character Creation Mishap

Pick one of your secondary characters:

What is the one thing they hate the most about themselves? Write a scene where this ‘fault’ actually helps them.

Want to publish a story inspired by this prompt? Click here to read the guidelines~ ♥︎ And, if you’re looking for more writerly content, make sure to follow me: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

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Story starter…

Josephine clutched his hand as she hoisted herself up, onto the overturned crate. She steadied her Avia sneakers in the center of the crates plastic grid. She clutched hairless palm to her belly. She raised her fist in the air, cleared her throat and began to speak.

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Story starter…

"I never eat collard greens on Thursday. If you ever read the back of the mail, you’d know that. Never, ever, ever!"

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Story starter…

A lanky 14 yo boy delivers groceries to the blue-haired wife of the town mortician. He arrives at 4:45pm on the dot, every Tuesday. Why did he stop?

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The Flavor of Love

Once,
my songs were
dark
Minor chords,
lightly peppered …with
hope.
Then I met him.
And love
poured
in.

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I sing my stories…everyday.

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✶ DAILY CHARACTER QUESTION ✶

Libra, But Only In Name
Does your Protagonist believe that all lives are worth the same? More importantly, do they act on this belief?

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Nice…an exploration of values, spirituality, character, relationships, morality…all wrapped in one pretty package.

maxkirin:

✶ DAILY CHARACTER QUESTION ✶

Libra, But Only In Name

Does your Protagonist believe that all lives are worth the same? More importantly, do they act on this belief?

Want more writerly content? Follow maxkirin.tumblr.com!

Nice…an exploration of values, spirituality, character, relationships, morality…all wrapped in one pretty package.