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vocal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of vocal

  1. expressed or communicated by voice <our cat is given to making strange vocal noises in the dead of night> Synonyms oral, spoken, uttered, voiced Related Words articulated, enunciated, pronounced, sonant; breathed, chirped, drawled, gasped, intoned, mouthed, mumbled, murmured, muttered, purred, shouted, spluttered, sputtered, squeaked, whispered Near Antonyms inarticulate; mute, quiet, silent; unexpressed, unsaid, unspoken, unuttered, unvoiced; surd, voiceless Antonyms nonvocal




vocal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of vocal

  1. a short musical composition for the human voice often with instrumental accompaniment <a recording artist who arranges his own vocals> Synonyms ballad, ditty, jingle, lay, lyric, songRelated Words anthem, cantata, canticle, carol, chorale, hymn, noel, psalm, spiritual; dirge, lament, requiem, threnody; hallelujah, paean; aria, art song, barcarole (or barcarolle), blues, chanson, chant, chantey (or chanty or shanty), chorus, croon, descant (also discant), folk song, glee, lullaby, madrigal, motet, part-song, pop, rocker, round, roundelay, serenade, standard; drinking song, fight song; torch song; cover, medley, remix




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