List Mac's Text-To-Speech Voices For The say Command (With Samples)

The `say`` command line app converts text to speech. There are a few different voices to chose from. To get a list of them from the command line use:


say -v '?'

This is a list of samples for the default voices on my macOS 12.x machine sorted by language localization:

From The System Preferences

A list of voices is also available from:

Click on the "System Voice" to get the basic list.

Adding voices

More voices can be added from the Speech Content System Preference panel. Click the "Customize" at the bottom of the "System Voice" selection list to choose the new ones.

Here's the samples for all the ones I available when I downloaded them.