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She's got a lovely singing voice.

I'm sure they're a lot of other ways to say someone's singing voice is good. How do you restate the above sentence? I'm looking for any equivalent sentences (Formal/Informal/Slang).

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Might be a better fit for Writers. –  RegDwigнt May 29 '11 at 16:21
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Some similes: she may sing…

  • …like an angel
  • …like a bird
  • …like a lark
  • …like a nightingale
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It sounds more romantic! –  Ed. Brazil May 28 '11 at 23:03
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One (very informal) equivalent: "Nice pipes!"

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Is it related to panpipes? –  Manoochehr May 28 '11 at 20:05
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I don't really know; I first heard it in connection with a church choir, so I've always associated it with organ pipes. But I really don't know the derivation. –  MT_Head May 28 '11 at 20:08
    
Pipes,Chords,Vocal Chords..get the connection now?:) –  abhiii5459 May 29 '11 at 7:33
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@abhiii5459 - Breath and voice flow through structures that resemble pipes, so that wasn't really a mystery to me. Exactly what kind of pipes the voice is being compared to - that's the part I don't know. Panpipes and organ pipes both seem reasonable to me; sewer pipes somewhat less so (although whenever our neighbors flush their toilet, there is a lovely resonance.) :) –  MT_Head May 29 '11 at 17:58
    
Personally, I think this refers more to vocal volume than quality. –  T.E.D. Aug 12 '11 at 13:47
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A few words can be offered to help construct this sentence that are themselves pleasing to hear:

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My understanding of the word "mellifluous" comes from my mother, who used it sarcastically to describe our dog's shrill bark... –  Warrick Aug 12 '11 at 16:11
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