What does vocal mean?

Definitions for vocal
ˈvoʊ kəlvo·cal

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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

  2. vocalnoun

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

  3. vocaladjective

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

  4. vocaladjective

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

  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

  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

  7. vocaladjective

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

    a vocal sound

  8. vocaladjective

    loud; getting oneself heard.

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

  9. Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

Wikipedia

  1. Vocal

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. vocal

    Vocal refers to anything related to the human voice or speech. It can pertain to singing, speaking, or expressing opinions loudly and openly. In music, it often refers to the part of a song that is sung, as opposed to the instrumental parts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocaladjective

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

  2. Vocaladjective

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

  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

  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

  5. Vocaladjective

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

  7. Vocalnoun

    a man who has a right to vote in certain elections

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

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VOCAL

    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.

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Numerology

  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. Amber Heard:

    I saw a courtroom packed full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans who were vocal, energized, this was the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through. I’ve never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.

  2. Eric Nelson:

    The crowds started to grow in size, start to become more vocal. So now officers are always trained to deal with, right, so what threat is the biggest threat? is it the suspect on the ground in front of me in handcuffs that we have relatively controlled? Or is it the unknown threat posed by the crowd that could go from verbal to trying to interfere with my arrest process in a matter of seconds?

  3. Suniya Luthar:

    We are certainly not saying that all affluent parents do this, or even that most do. But there is a sizable and vocal minority of parents who do not just bail their kids out but do it repeatedly and do it in very inappropriate circumstances, so these are the kids who then start to believe, and rightfully so, I'm not getting caught and even if I do, nothing's going to happen to me.

  4. Gina Rodriguez:

    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.

  5. Hailey Baldwin in Sept. 2018:

    The reason why I've become so vocal about the trials and tribulations of my life is because people were already going to narrate that for me, i wasn't going to have a choice because of how fast everything moves now. Most of the time, yes, it's not true, or it's an embellished version of what the truth is. I want to be able to tell my story the way that I want to tell it.

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