Definitions for VOCALˈvoʊ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vocal music, vocal(noun)

    music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment

  2. song, vocal(adj)

    a short musical composition with words

    "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

  3. vocal(adj)

    relating to or designed for or using the singing voice

    "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions"

  4. vocal(adj)

    having or using the power to produce speech or sound

    "vocal organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise"

  5. outspoken, vocal(adj)

    given to expressing yourself freely or insistently

    "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal assembly"

  6. vocal(adj)

    full of the sound of voices

    "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"

Wiktionary

  1. vocal(Noun)

    A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal

  2. vocal(Noun)

    A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.

  3. vocal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices

  4. vocal(Adjective)

    Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer, vocal worship.

  5. vocal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds

  6. vocal(Adjective)

    Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals , , ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See voice, and vowel

  7. vocal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel

    a vocal sound

  8. vocal(Adjective)

    loud; getting oneself heard.

    The protestors were very vocal in their message to the mayor.

  9. Origin: From vocal < vocalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices

  2. Vocal(adj)

    uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer

  3. Vocal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, /poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds

  4. Vocal(adj)

    consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel, also Guide to Pronunciation, // 199-202

  5. Vocal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel

  6. Vocal(noun)

    a vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal

  7. Vocal(noun)

    a man who has a right to vote in certain elections

  8. Origin: [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]


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