efficient voice


Senior Member
German / Switzerland
What is an efficient voice? I don't understand efficient in this context.

sentence: It was the voice of Mr Brown, but a very different one from the cool, efficient voice he had heard on the bus.
  • tigerduck

    Senior Member
    German / Switzerland
    I have adapted the sentence. I've changed the name and the means of transport. The original sentence, which is different from the one above, comes from a simplified version of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (Pearson English Readers p. 2).


    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    A "cool and efficient" voice is a voice which makes the speaker seem cool and efficient - the voice of someone who is cool and efficient. It's better, incidentally, not to adapt sentences, as you may inadvertently change something which makes a difference to the meaning.
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