50 terms

50 ways of speaking & using your voice - VERBS

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whisper
speak very quietly
so that other people cannot hear
(bisbigliare, sussurrare)
hiss
say something in a loud whisper
cheer
shout loudly at someone
that you like
or want to encourage
(lanciare grida per incoraggiare,
incitare, approvare, tifare)
mumble
speak too quietly and not clearly
(biascicare)
mutter
speak quietly,
often when complaining
about something
complain
(lamentarsi, fare una lamentela)
murmur
speak very quietly
(mormorare)
whine
complain in an annoying way
(frignare, lagnarsi)
ramble
talk for a long time
in a boring and often confused way
chat
talk with someone in a friendly way
(chiacchierare)
stutter
repeat the first sound
of a word many times
when you talk
(balbettare)
stammer
pause a lot
and repeat sounds
because of a speech problem
or because you are nervous
(balbettare)
gossip
talk about other people's
private lives
(spettegolare)
snap
say something suddenly
in an angry way
speak
talk
(parlare)
tell
(parlare, raccontare, informare)
say
(parlare, dire)
repeat
(ripetere)
pronounce
(pronunciare)
declare
(dichiarare)
announce
(annunciare)
shout, shriek,
scream, yell
say something very loudly
sigh
make a noise
when you breathe out,
often because you are sad
laugh
smile while making sounds
with your voice
that show you think something is funny
or you are happy
(ridere)
mock
laugh at someone
in a way that is not kind
(schernire)
whistle
(fischiare, fischiettare)
sing
(cantare)
hum
sing without opening your mouth
ask
(chiedere, domandare)
answer
(rispondere)
reply
(ribattere, replicare)
grunt
make short sounds
or say a few words in a rough voice,
when you don't want to talk
quaver
speak tremulously,
because you are nervous or upset
slur
speak unclearly,
without separating the words correctly
call
(chiamare)
blurt out
say something suddenly
and tactlessly
splutter
talk quickly
in short confused phrases,
in anger or surprise
argue
(sostenere, affermare)
cough
(tossire)
clear your voice
(schiarirsi la voce)
sneeze
(starnutire)
burp
(ruttare)
swear
use rude language
(imprecare, bestemmiare,
dire parolacce)
swear
promise
(giurare)
interrupt
(interrompere)
scold
speak angrily to someone,
especially a child,
because they have done
something wrong
(sgridare)
rebuke
speak angrily to someone
because they have done
something wrong
(rimproverare, redarguire)
accuse
(accusare)
brag
talk too proudly
about something good
that you have done
or that you own
(vantarsi)
guess
(indovinare)