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    I am looking for the right word to use in the below sentence. Please help...

    “ She _______ her voice into singing”

    Or something similar to it. I want to send an appreciation to this female.

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    Default Re: good singer - vocabulary

    *not a teacher

    No one has answered you yet, so I will try to help.

    Your sentence is not a very good start for showing appreciation to a singer. I can't think of a single word to put in the blank that works.

    Here are some random examples that might help you.

    "She had a lovely voice."
    "She enchanted the audience with her singing."

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    Voices can be good, charming, melodious, mellifluous, brittle, affecting, filled with X...; they can even be 'moving', in the sense that the singing affects the listener emotionally: 'I was deeply moved by your charming voice'. But I agree with montfan that no word (or even words) would fit in your gap - unless you were talking about a career-change ('After a year of doing voice-overs she moved her voice into singing' - which is still a pretty ropey sentence!)

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    Default Re: good singer - vocabulary

    Ok how about -

    “She used her voice into singing”

    She plunged her voice into singing”

    she flung her voice out for the audience

    she tuned her voice into singing

    Not as an appreciation but as sentences, do they make sense?
    Last edited by 2010; 23-Mar-2011 at 19:44. Reason: additional info

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    Ok how about -

    “She used her voice into singing”
    'Use <anything> into <anything>' doesn't work, period.

    She plunged her voice into singing”
    You 'plunge' concrete things, usually* into concrete things: 'She plunged her hand into the bucket'.

    *Here's an exception: 'She plunged herself into the course, reading widely and doing all the optional exercises.'

    she flung her voice out for the audience
    No - it sounds to me like a Christmas Pantomime, when one of the actors usuall throws sweets to the audience!

    she tuned her voice into singing
    You don't 'turn your voice into <anything>', unless you're doing impressions: 'He turned his voice into a fire alarm'.

    Not as an appreciation but as sentences, do they make sense?
    Sorry

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    PS Apologies: it's 'tuned into'. But I've left my mistaken reading because it indicates what sort of misreading is possible when an accurate reading leads to an impossible collocation. You tune a radio into something. You can also use it metaphorically to refer to trying hard to hear a particular thing: 'Against the background noise, he managed to tune in to the conversation'; or 'He usually took a few days in a foreign country to tune his ear in to the local language.'
    Last edited by BobK; 24-Mar-2011 at 12:57. Reason: Added PS

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    Default Re: good singer - vocabulary

    2010.
    These sentences might help you express some of the ideas you have mentioned.

    She committed herself wholeheartedly to the song.
    As she sang she was immersed in the music.
    Her beautiful voice expressed the true meaning of the song.
    Her beautiful voice carried the song out to her audience.
    Her beautiful singing enriched the song and charmed the audience.

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    Default Re: good singer - vocabulary

    Thanks, Bob for your valuable inputs! I am just going to trouble you here once again though. Could you please help me with the below explanation.

    “She used her voice into singing”
    'Use <anything> into <anything>' doesn't work, period. - I don't understand your message here.


    she tuned her voice into singing - So can I use this sentence or not?
    You don't 'turn your voice into <anything>', unless you're doing impressions: 'He turned his voice into a fire alarm'.
    Last edited by 2010; 24-Mar-2011 at 18:58. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    Thanks, Bob for your valuable inputs! I am just going to trouble you here once again though. Could you please help me with the below explanation.

    “She used her voice into singing”
    'Use <anything> into <anything>' doesn't work, period. - I don't understand your message here.


    she tuned her voice into singing - So can I use this sentence or not?
    You don't 'turn your voice into <anything>', unless you're doing impressions: 'He turned his voice into a fire alarm'.
    'Period' is the Am English version of "full stop" - so my first sentence just means 'You can't use the words "use X into Y", and that's all there is to say'

    And no, you can't use 'tuned' in your last sentence. See my PS.

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