What does vocalize mean?

Definitions for vocalize
ˈvoʊ kəˌlaɪzvo·cal·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voice, sound, vocalize, vocaliseverb

    utter with vibrating vocal chords

  2. vocalize, vocaliseverb

    sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel

  3. vocalize, vocalise, vowelize, voweliseverb

    pronounce as a vowel

    "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"

  4. articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocaliseverb

    express or state clearly

  5. vocalize, vocalise, phonateverb

    utter speech sounds


  1. vocalizeverb

    To express with the voice, to utter.

    Etymology: vocal + -ize

  2. vocalizeverb

    To produce noises or calls from the throat.

    We could hear the monkeys vocalizing, though we could not see them.

    Etymology: vocal + -ize

  3. vocalizeverb

    To sing without using words.

    Etymology: vocal + -ize

  4. vocalizeverb

    To turn a consonant into a vowel.

    Etymology: vocal + -ize

  5. vocalizeverb

    To make a sound voiced rather than voiceless.

    Etymology: vocal + -ize

  6. vocalizeverb

    To add vowel points to a consonantal script (e.g. niqqud in Hebrew)

    Etymology: vocal + -ize

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocalizeverb

    to form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to

    Etymology: [Cf. F. vocaliser.]

  2. Vocalizeverb

    to practice singing on the vowel sounds

    Etymology: [Cf. F. vocaliser.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vocalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vocalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of vocalize in a Sentence

  1. Lori Bizzoco:

    When a man respects and is proud of his partner, just as Clooney mentioned in his speech, he cannot help but vocalize this happiness, he doesn't do this to boast or brag; he sincerely just wants to respect her as his equal and let others know what's important to him now.The fact that Amal is young, smart, and a humanitarian really speaks to him on levels that go far deeper than what he has had with other women in the past.

  2. Lindsey Zanno:

    It is not easy to study dinosaur sounds, vertebrates usually vocalize with soft tissues, and soft tissues rarely preserve in the fossil record.

  3. Chris Gilbert:

    There hasn't been much of an opportunity for people who are less vocal on social media to vocalize satisfaction.

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