Top Definition
This is a grammar term that pseudo-intellectuals claim needs to be adhered to in all circumstances. Yet, there are a multitude of circumstances in which the passive voice would be clearer to the listen/reader and would make more sense to use.
active voice: Jon stabbed Alan.

passive voice: Alan was stabbed by Jon.
by Benjamin Washington February 13, 2009
Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from We'll never spam you.