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.

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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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. Travis Tritt:

    Many people are taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country, and I wholeheartedly support that cause, i have been extremely vocal against mandates since the beginning. This is a sacrifice that I’m willing to make to stand up for the freedoms that generations of Americans have enjoyed for their entire lifetimes. There are plenty of promoters and venues around the country that appreciate fans and the freedom of choice in this great country, and those are the promoters and venues that I will be supporting.

  2. Shannon Watts:

    These extremists are afraid their guns will be taken away - we're afraid our children will be taken away, while the rally has grown in size and grown more extreme, what we will see Monday is a vocal minority.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    I'm much more forceful and open and vocal about criticizing, whether it's Egypt or Saudi Arabia for its human rights record, the White House is convinced they can get better results by addressing those issues in private, one-on-one.

  4. Sam Smith:

    I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour, i have been vocally exhausted for a while now however last night in Sydney I had a small hemorrhage on my vocal cords. The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal chords have healed, otherwise this could become a huge long-term issue. I am so sorry to all who have bought tickets, I truly am. This kills me.

  5. from an official Japanese guide for English-speaking drivers, 1936:

    1. At the rise of the hand of the policeman, stop rapidly. Do not pass him or otherwise disrespect him. 2. If pedestrian obstacle your path, tootle horn melodiously. If he continue to obstacle, tootle horn vigorously and utter vocal warning such as "Hi, Hi." [...] 5. Beware of greasy corner where lurk skid demon. Cease step on, approach slowly, round cautiously, resume step on gradually.

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