Definitions for vocality
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The quality or degree of being vocal.
The quality of being a vowel; vocalic character.
Origin: . Compare vocalitas euphony.
the quality or state of being vocal; utterableness; resonance; as, the vocality of the letters
the quality of being a vowel; vocalic character
Origin: [Cf. L. vocalitas euphony.]
Vocality or special vocal effects are vocal or vocally inspired devices including guttural effects, interpolated vocality, falsetto, blue notes, Afro-melismas, lyric improvisation, and vocal rhythmization. All of the listed devices are attributes of African vocality and are used to emotionalize vocal and instrumental performances in African American vernacular music. Guttural effects include screams, shouts, moans, and groans. Shouts may be intoned or nonintoned. Interpolated vocality is the addition of new vocal sounds or texts to a song while lyric variation is derived from or embellishes existing lyrics.
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