What does Vocal mean?
Definitions for Vocal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Vocal.
vocal music, vocalnoun
music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
a short musical composition with words
"a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
relating to or designed for or using the singing voice
"vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions"
having or using the power to produce speech or sound
"vocal organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise"
given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
"outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal assembly"
full of the sound of voices
"a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"
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
A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices
Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer, vocal worship.
Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds
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
Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel
a vocal sound
loud; getting oneself heard.
The protestors were very vocal in their message to the mayor.
Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.
The human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal tract, including talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, shouting, humming or yelling. The human voice frequency is specifically a part of human sound production in which the vocal folds (vocal cords) are the primary sound source. (Other sound production mechanisms produced from the same general area of the body involve the production of unvoiced consonants, clicks, whistling and whispering.) Generally speaking, the mechanism for generating the human voice can be subdivided into three parts; the lungs, the vocal folds within the larynx (voice box), and the articulators. The lungs, the "pump" must produce adequate airflow and air pressure to vibrate vocal folds. The vocal folds (vocal cords) then vibrate to use airflow from the lungs to create audible pulses that form the laryngeal sound source. The muscles of the larynx adjust the length and tension of the vocal folds to 'fine-tune' pitch and tone. The articulators (the parts of the vocal tract above the larynx consisting of tongue, palate, cheek, lips, etc.) articulate and filter the sound emanating from the larynx and to some degree can interact with the laryngeal airflow to strengthen or weaken it as a sound source. The vocal folds, in combination with the articulators, are capable of producing highly intricate arrays of sound. The tone of voice may be modulated to suggest emotions such as anger, surprise, fear, happiness or sadness. The human voice is used to express emotion, and can also reveal the age and sex of the speaker. Singers use the human voice as an instrument for creating music.
of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices
uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer
of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, /poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds
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
of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel
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
a man who has a right to vote in certain elections
Etymology: [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vocal is ranked #145220 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Vocal surname appeared 114 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Vocal.
52.6% or 60 total occurrences were Asian.
23.6% or 27 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
17.5% or 20 total occurrences were White.
5.2% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of Vocal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Vocal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Vocal in a Sentence
Dysphonia is not a singing problem. It's a voice box issue in the muscle on the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I've never had. I'm lucky that I've never had that. It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it.
If the loudest and most hateful voices think they are going to speak for us, just tell them I'm warming up the old vocal chords.
This was a pretty shameful day for Washington, it came down to politics -- the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections.
She got into Princeton! She’s incredible, i have been very vocal about protecting immigrant rights... We have to create a space that is equivalent to what they say America is supposed to be.
Until more people are more vocal about what it is, there's always going to be that stigma. I think it's just education and awareness.
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Translations for Vocal
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- কণ্ঠ্য, গেয়Bengali
- vocalCatalan, Valencian
- stimmhaft, Vokal, mündlich, lautstark, stimmlich, vokalisch, lautGerman
- äänekäs, laulu, vokaali, laulu-Finnish
- magánhangzói, vokál, énekHungarian
- lisan, vokal yang, VokalIndonesian
- ボーカル, 有言, 物言うJapanese
- ಧ್ವನಿ, ಉಚ್ಚಾರದ, ಗಾಯನKannada
- 보컬, 보컬 부분Korean
- balss, vokālsLatvian
- vokal yangMalay
- stem, vocale, vocalDutch
- vokale, vokalNorwegian
- samogłoska, głosowy, wokalny, wokalPolish
- голосовой, крикливый, шумный, громкий, вокальный, звучный, гласныйRussian
- vokálny, hlasovýSlovak
- vokal, vokalneSlovene
- pantinig, ukol sa tinig, maablaTagalog
- زبانی, آواز دارUrdu
- Tiếng hát, nói lớn tiếng, nói to tiếngVietnamese
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