SpeechSynthesisUtterance.voice

The voice property of the SpeechSynthesisUtterance interface gets and sets the voice that will be used to speak the utterance.

This should be set to one of the SpeechSynthesisVoice objects returned by SpeechSynthesis.getVoices(). If not set by the time the utterance is spoken, the voice used will be the most suitable default voice available for the utterance's lang setting.

Value

Examples

const synth = window.speechSynthesis;

const inputForm = document.querySelector('form');
const inputTxt = document.querySelector('input');
const voiceSelect = document.querySelector('select');

const voices = synth.getVoices();

// ...

inputForm.onsubmit = (event) => {
  event.preventDefault();

  const utterThis = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance(inputTxt.value);
  const selectedOption = voiceSelect.selectedOptions[0].getAttribute('data-name');
  for (let i = 0; i < voices.length ; i++) {
    if (voices[i].name === selectedOption) {
      utterThis.voice = voices[i];
    }
  }
  synth.speak(utterThis);
  inputTxt.blur();
}

Specifications

Specification
Web Speech API
# dom-speechsynthesisutterance-voice

Browser compatibility

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See also