What does vocalize mean?

Definitions for vocalizeˈvoʊ kəˌlaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vocalize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    utter with vibrating vocal chords

  2. vocalize, vocalise(verb)

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

  3. vocalize, vocalise, vowelize, vowelise(verb)

    pronounce as a vowel

    "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"

  4. articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    express or state clearly

  5. vocalize, vocalise, phonate(verb)

    utter speech sounds


  1. vocalize(Verb)

    To express with the voice, to utter.

  2. vocalize(Verb)

    To produce noises or calls from the throat.

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

  3. vocalize(Verb)

    To sing without using words.

  4. vocalize(Verb)

    To turn a consonant into a vowel.

  5. vocalize(Verb)

    To make a sound voiced rather than voiceless.

  6. vocalize(Verb)

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

  7. Origin: vocal + -ize

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocalize(verb)

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

  2. Vocalize(verb)

    to practice singing on the vowel sounds

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. vocaliser.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Gilbert:

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

  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. 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.

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