vocal


1vo·cal

adjective \ˈvō-kəl\

: of, relating to, or produced by the voice

: expressing opinions in a public and forceful way

Full Definition of VOCAL

1
a :  uttered by the voice :  oral
b :  produced in the larynx :  uttered with voice
2
:  relating to, composed or arranged for, or sung by the human voice <vocal music>
3
:  vocalic
4
a :  having or exercising the power of producing voice, speech, or sound
b :  expressive
c :  full of voices :  resounding
d :  given to expressing oneself freely or insistently :  outspoken <a highly vocal critic>
e :  expressed in words
5
:  of, relating to, or resembling the voice <vocal impairment>
vo·cal·i·ty \vō-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
vo·cal·ly \ˈvō-kə-lē\ adverb

Examples of VOCAL

  1. music with vocal and instrumental parts
  2. She is a vocal critic of the new law.
  3. He was very vocal in his criticism of me.

Origin of VOCAL

Middle English, from Latin vocalis, from voc-, vox voice — more at voice
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with VOCAL

2vocal

noun

Definition of VOCAL

1
:  a vocal sound
2
:  a usually accompanied musical composition for the human voice :  song; also :  a performance of such a composition

Examples of VOCAL

  1. <a recording artist who arranges his own vocals>

First Known Use of VOCAL

1582

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

vo·cal

adjective \ˈvō-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VOCAL

1
: uttered by the voice : oral
2
: having or exercising the power of producing voice, speech, or sound
3
: of, relating to, or resembling the voice <vocal dysfunction due to throat infection>
vo·cal·i·ty \vō-ˈkal-ət-ē\ noun, plural vo·cal·i·ties
vo·cal·ly \ˈvō-kə-lē\ adverb

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