Definitions for vocalizeˈvoʊ kəˌlaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vo•cal•izeˈvoʊ kəˌlaɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make vocal; utter; articulate.

  2. to endow with a voice; cause to utter.

  3. to change into a vowel sound. to voice.

    Category: Phonetics

  4. to vowelize.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  5. (v.i.)to utter sounds using the vocal organs.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Phonetics

  6. to sing. to sing without uttering words.

    Category: Music and Dance, Phonetics

Origin of vocalize:

1660–70

vo′cal•iz`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    utter with vibrating vocal chords

  2. vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel

  3. vocalize, vocalise, vowelize, vowelise(verb)

    pronounce as a vowel

    "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"

  4. articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    express or state clearly

  5. vocalize, vocalise, phonate(verb)

    utter speech sounds

Wiktionary

  1. vocalize(Verb)

    To express with the voice, to utter.

  2. vocalize(Verb)

    To produce noises or calls from the throat.

    We could hear the monkeys vocalizing, though we could not see them.

  3. vocalize(Verb)

    To sing without using words.

  4. vocalize(Verb)

    To turn a consonant into a vowel.

  5. vocalize(Verb)

    To make a sound voiced rather than voiceless.

  6. vocalize(Verb)

    To add vowel points to a consonantal script (e.g. niqqud in Hebrew)

  7. Origin: vocal + -ize

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocalize(verb)

    to form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to

  2. Vocalize(verb)

    to practice singing on the vowel sounds

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