Definition of vocalize
2a : to make voiced rather than voiceless : voiceb : to convert to a vowel
3 : to furnish (something, such as a consonantal Hebrew or Arabic text) with vowels or vowel points
1 : to utter vocal sounds
2 : sing; specifically : to sing without words
vocalizationplay \ˌvō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
vocalizerplay \ˈvō-kə-ˌlī-zər\ noun
Examples of vocalize in a Sentence
The male bird vocalizes to attract a mate.
she's not one to vocalize her worries
Recent Examples of vocalize from the Web
In the same letter, Jobs vocalized his support for HTML5, a new web standard that does not rely on plug-ins.
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First Known Use of vocalize
VOCALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vocalize for English Language Learners
: to express (something) by speaking words
: to make a sound with the voice
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