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

  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.

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.]

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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. 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?

  2. Blair Fensterstock:

    I was intrigued by the fact that he was an early supporter of Trump, we all knew he was supportive, but he was not very vocal.

  3. Eric Radford:

    The IOC's the IOC's job to uphold what Pyeongchang Winter Olympics represent -- such as the value of inclusion and the idea that Olympism is open to all, i think what The IOC really needs to do is be vocal in The IOC support of LGBTQ + athletes and the wider community.

  4. Global Risk Advisors:

    The greatest achievement to date of Project MERCILESS ... have come from successful penetration operations targeting vocal critics inside the FIFA organization.

  5. Elissa Wall:

    It’s painful sometimes to be out in the open and be vocal about these memories, and as painful as it is to be an advocate, to be vocal, to be out there, I see it as a necessary role in bringing about education and awareness… There is a sense of bittersweet sadness that we still have work to do.

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