vocalese

noun
vo·​ca·​lese | \ ˌvōkəˈlēz, -ˈlēs \
plural -s

Definition of vocalese

: a jazz vocal style in which the voice emulates an instrumental part

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History and Etymology for vocalese

probably alteration (influenced by -ese entry 1) of vocalise

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vocal cords

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vocal folds

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“Vocalese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vocalese. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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