vocalize


vo·cal·ize

verb \ˈvō-kə-ˌlīz\

: to express (something) by speaking words

: to make a sound with the voice

vo·cal·izedvo·cal·iz·ing

Full Definition of VOCALIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to give voice to :  utter; specifically :  sing
2
a :  to make voiced rather than voiceless :  voice
b :  to convert to a vowel
3
:  to furnish (as a consonantal Hebrew or Arabic text) with vowels or vowel points
intransitive verb
1
:  to utter vocal sounds
2
:  sing; specifically :  to sing without words
vo·cal·i·za·tion \ˌvō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
vo·cal·iz·er \ˈvō-kə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of VOCALIZE

  1. The male bird vocalizes to attract a mate.
  2. <she's not one to vocalize her worries>

First Known Use of VOCALIZE

1669

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