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Examples of celebrities with a sultry voice eg. Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson and Adele

Creating a sultry voice, particularly for women, is often sought after for various reasons like acting, singing, or personal enjoyment. A sultry voice is typically characterized by being smooth, deep, soft, and perhaps with a hint of mystery or sensuality. Here's a guide to help you develop a sultry voice.

Understanding the Sultry Voice

Before you begin, it's important to understand what makes a voice 'sultry'. This often includes a lower pitch, a smooth tone, and a certain slow, deliberate way of speaking. Think of classic examples like Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson or Adele

Step 1: Relax and Breathe

The foundation of a good voice is proper breathing. Deep, diaphragmatic breathing helps control your voice. Practice breathing deeply into your belly, not just your chest. This type of breathing supports vocal control and a richer, fuller sound.

Step 2: Lower Your Pitch

A lower pitch can contribute to a sultry sound. Practice speaking in a lower pitch than your natural speaking voice, but be careful not to strain your voice. You can gradually train your voice to comfortably reach these lower tones. An easy hack is to relax your lips while speaking while still maintaining some degree of shapely movement. If you haven't done so already, I recommend reading my other post on mtf voice training for pitch

Step 3: Slow Down

Speed affects the perception of your voice. A sultry voice often has a slower speaking pace. This gives your words more weight and a sense of deliberate thought. It also provides more control over your tonal quality.

Step 4: Practice Resonance

Resonance is where your voice 'buzzes' in your body. A sultry voice often resonates in the chest. Try humming and feeling where the vibrations occur. Aim to lower this resonance towards your chest for a richer, deeper tone.

Step 5: Mind Your Articulation

Clear articulation adds to the allure of a sultry voice. It's not just what you say, but how you say it. Practice enunciating clearly, but not overly so. Let your words flow smoothly.

Step 6: Add a Hint of Mystery

A sultry voice often has a hint of mystery or playfulness. This can be achieved through varying your tone, pausing strategically, and using inflection to draw in your listener.

Step 7: Practice Regularly

Like any skill, developing a sultry voice takes regular practice. Incorporate these exercises into your daily routine, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and tones.


Developing a sultry voice is a blend of technique, practice, and personal style. Remember, it's not just about sounding a certain way, but also about the emotion and character you bring to your voice. With patience and practice, you can develop a voice that feels both natural and captivating.

Bonus Tip

Experiment with different contexts. Try reading various types of texts - poetry, dramatic monologues, or even everyday news - to practice your sultry voice in different scenarios. This can help you adapt your new vocal style to various situations and make it more versatile.

Creating a sultry voice is a fun and rewarding endeavor. Whether for professional or personal reasons, it allows you to explore different facets of your voice and present yourself in a new light. Remember, the key is in the practice and the passion you bring to your voice. Happy speaking!


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