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say

Converts text to speech.

  • Say a phrase aloud:

say "{{I like to ride my bike.}}"

  • Read a file aloud:

say -f {{filename.txt}}

  • Say a phrase with a custom voice and speech rate:

say -v {{voice}} -r {{words_per_minute}} "{{I'm sorry Dave, I can't let you do that.}}"

  • List the available voices:

say -v "?"

  • Create an audio file of the spoken text:

say -o {{filename.aiff}} "{{Here's to the Crazy Ones.}}"