What does vocal mean?

Definitions for vocalˈvoʊ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vocal.

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.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vocal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vocal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Latheefa Koya:

    This is a record, being charged nine times and using the sedition law. It is excessive and targeted at silencing vocal critics.

  2. Isaac Hecker:

    People used to think of vocal music as boring choir stuff, once you figured out that you can do crazy beat-boxing, awesome bass lines (and) throw everything together, you just have really cool music.

  3. Hassan Shibly:

    The reason she withdrew from the community is because the Muslim community is very vocal against groups like ISIS ... she made the decision based on her communication online with them that she wanted to join them.

  4. Henry M. Wriston:

    Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.

  5. Jennifer Siebel-Newsom:

    I would like to be asked more meaningful questions on the red carpet; Questions that can encourage and inspire others, i would happily talk about social issues if it was something I had a valid connection to and questions of faith, which a reporter who did their research on me would know it’s something I’m vocal and comfortable talking about.

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