Definitions for vocalˈvoʊ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vo•calˈvoʊ kəl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or uttered with the voice.

  2. rendered by or intended for singing:

    vocal music.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. having a voice.

  4. giving forth sound with or as if with a voice.

  5. inclined to express oneself in words, esp. copiously or insistently; outspoken:

    a vocal advocate of reform.

  6. Category: Phonetics

    Ref: vocalic (def. 1). 1; voiced (def. 3). 3

  7. (n.)a vocal sound.

    Category: Phonetics

  8. a musical piece for a singer; song. a performer of such a piece.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of vocal:

1350–1400; ME < L vōcālis=vōc-, s. of vōxvoice+-ālis -al1

vo′cal•ly(adv.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vocal(adjective)ˈvoʊ kəl

    expressing your thoughts and opinions very openly

    a chance to get vocal about local issues

  2. vocalˈvoʊ kəl

    relating to the voice

    actors who require vocal training

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vocal(adjective)

of, or concerning, the voice

vocal music.

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