vo·​cal·​ism | \ˈvō-kə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of vocalism 

1a : the vowel system of a language or dialect

b : the pattern of vowels in a word or paradigm

3 : vocal art or technique : singing

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His entrance aria was pure vocal gold, while his ardent Arturo dominated the third act with one virtuosic feat of vocalism after another. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Spectacular singing sparks Lyric's revival of 'I Puritani'," 5 Feb. 2018 Johnson-Moore captures the saucy-vulnerable mix of Roxie and produces sizzling vocalism. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "ArtsCentric offers all-African-American production of 'Chicago'," 2 Aug. 2017 Ms. Buck was wonderful, her vocalism soaring, strong and pure. James R. Oestreich, New York Times, "Review: LoftOpera Stages a Rarity, With Lingerie," 26 June 2017 A gifted singing actor, Schrott shaded the role with robust vocalism and keen comic timing. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "Review: A seductive ‘Don Giovanni’ on the prowl at SF Opera," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of vocalism

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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