artificial voice

artificial voice

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′vȯis]
(engineering acoustics)
Small loudspeaker mounted in a shaped baffle which is proportioned to simulate the acoustical constants of the human head; used for calibrating and testing close-talking microphones.
Synthetic speech produced by a multiple tone generator; used to produce a voice reply in some real-time computer applications.
References in classic literature ?
But, on the way down, they had stopped at a toy-shop, and had bought that noble charger, a description of whose points and trappings had on the last occasion conciliated the then worldly- minded orphan, and also a Noah's ark, and also a yellow bird with an artificial voice in him, and also a military doll so well dressed that if he had only been of life-size his brother-officers in the Guards might never have found him out.
And, marvellous fact, to lie and stare at: Johnny had become one of a little family, all in little quiet beds (except two playing dominoes in little arm-chairs at a little table on the hearth): and on all the little beds were little platforms whereon were to be seen dolls' houses, woolly dogs with mechanical barks in them not very dissimilar from the artificial voice pervading the bowels of the yellow bird, tin armies, Moorish tumblers, wooden tea things, and the riches of the earth.
She had her larynx removed and had to speak with the aid of an artificial voice box.
8220;Danny is keeping his sense of humor, and hopes to eventually become the first blues singer with an artificial voice box.
Once it is positioned at the correct height Richard selects the letter or word that he wants by fixing his gaze on a keyboard for a short period of time, and an artificial voice then 'speaks' his messages.
These surgeries included having his tongue and palate reshaped and the addition of an artificial voice box.
The 60-year-old, who speaks with an artificial voice box, is now recovering from a further tumour in his neck, which was diagnosed in 2007.
But the pretty blonde regained her life thanks to an artificial voice box which she used to SING along to TV's X Factor.
It's just that I'm unable to move," her artificial voice told us.
SCIENTISTS have developed an artificial voice box that could dramatically improve the lives of throat cancer patients.
Adam also recalled how, in his freshman year, a man with throat cancer came to his suburban high school and delivered an antismoking plea through his artificial voice box.
A modified photocopier with an artificial voice that reads the printed word and beeps to tell her to turn the page is also a big help when her eyes get tired.