What does vocal mean?

Definitions for vocal
ˈvoʊ kəlvo·cal

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vocal music, vocalnoun

    music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment

  2. song, vocaladjective

    a short musical composition with words

    "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

  3. vocaladjective

    relating to or designed for or using the singing voice

    "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions"

  4. vocaladjective

    having or using the power to produce speech or sound

    "vocal organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise"

  5. outspoken, vocaladjective

    given to expressing yourself freely or insistently

    "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal assembly"

  6. vocaladjective

    full of the sound of voices

    "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"

Wiktionary

  1. vocalnoun

    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

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  2. vocalnoun

    A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  3. vocaladjective

    Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  4. vocaladjective

    Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer, vocal worship.

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  5. vocaladjective

    Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  6. vocaladjective

    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

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  7. vocaladjective

    Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel

    a vocal sound

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  8. vocaladjective

    loud; getting oneself heard.

    The protestors were very vocal in their message to the mayor.

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocaladjective

    of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices

    Etymology: [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]

  2. Vocaladjective

    uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer

    Etymology: [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]

  3. Vocaladjective

    of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, /poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds

    Etymology: [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]

  4. Vocaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]

  5. Vocaladjective

    of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel

    Etymology: [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]

  6. Vocalnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]

  7. Vocalnoun

    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.]

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  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

Examples of vocal in a Sentence

  1. Dennis Dahmer:

    We just need more people to be vocal, to be visual about how they feel about what's going in America right now.

  2. Henry Olsen:

    I think Biden's doing what he can, but these voters lean right on culture and immigration : He's leaning left on those issues and that holds him back, i don't think the modern Democratic Party, with its vocal cultural left, can win 40 % of non-college whites [ again ] absent a big GOP misstep.

  3. Chief Strategy Officer John Donovan:

    We will continue to be very vocal in our opposition.

  4. Joshua Embry:

    Overall, the community has been very supportive but I was very concerned about the minority in the community being so vocal.

  5. Laura Sandys:

    The issue that we've got is that those people who are anti are much more motivated than those people who are pro, at the moment, they are more vocal. But I think an anti is always a stronger emotion, while a pro..is a stronger message.

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