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, vocal(noun)

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

  2. song, vocal(adj)

    a short musical composition with words

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

  3. vocal(adj)

    relating to or designed for or using the singing voice

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

  4. vocal(adj)

    having or using the power to produce speech or sound

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

  5. outspoken, vocal(adj)

    given to expressing yourself freely or insistently

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

  6. vocal(adj)

    full of the sound of voices

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

Wiktionary

  1. vocal(Noun)

    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. vocal(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  3. vocal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  4. vocal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  5. vocal(Adjective)

    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. vocal(Adjective)

    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. vocal(Adjective)

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

    a vocal sound

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

  8. vocal(Adjective)

    loud; getting oneself heard.

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

    Etymology: From vocal < vocalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocal(adj)

    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. Vocal(adj)

    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. Vocal(adj)

    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. Vocal(adj)

    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. Vocal(adj)

    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. Vocal(noun)

    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. Vocal(noun)

    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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How to say vocal in sign language?

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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. New Street Kurn:

    Charter is going to be very proactive in helping that market emerge, even since the Comcast deal broke, they’ve been more vocal about over-the-top.

  2. Catt Sadler:

    It’s disappointing that any network would order the censorship of opinions, but it’s particularly disturbing in this case because we are at a cultural tipping point where women feel more and more comfortable being vocal about issues like pay equality and sexual misconduct. To shut down those conversations is to stifle progress.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    It came down to politics -- the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections, they worried that the gun lobby would spend a lot of money and paint them as anti-Second Amendment.

  4. Rachel Lindsay:

    I have always been vocal about the problematic behavior of the franchise and their failure to address their diversity issues; but I stayed with the franchise to be a voice on the inside to push for change.

  5. Brad Alexander:

    We expect the community to be vocal and to express their frustration.

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