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
Bulls: Jimmy Butler kept vocalizing his commitment to the Bulls even as his name kept getting attached to trade rumors.
The original film utilizes voiceover to vocalize its characters' inner thoughts, and includes Hallie in that exposition.
From town hall meetings to Capitol Hill, constituents have vocalized their concern and distrust over the best way to manage America's health care system.
Iguodala also made sure to vocalize that message at times.
Despite Meyer's attempts at sternly vocalizing his opinion on the subject, college football passed the early signing period in may.
TLC vocalized the importance of practicing safe sex during a time when images of female artists were sexualized.
Geren vocalized his displeasure again when the benches cleared.
Would local imams have been willing to vocalize their concerns about a radicalized man in the current environment fostered by Trump’s administration?
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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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