vocalize

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verb vo·cal·ize \ˈvō-kə-ˌlīz\

Definition of vocalize

vocalized

vocalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give voice to :  utter; specifically :  sing

  3. 2 a :  to make voiced rather than voiceless :  voice b :  to convert to a vowel

  4. 3 :  to furnish (as a consonantal Hebrew or Arabic text) with vowels or vowel points

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to utter vocal sounds

  7. 2 :  sing; specifically :  to sing without words

vocalization

play \ˌvō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

vocalizer

play \ˈvō-kə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of vocalize in a sentence

  1. The male bird vocalizes to attract a mate.

  2. <she's not one to vocalize her worries>

1669

First Known Use of vocalize

1669


VOCALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

vocalize

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verb vo·cal·ize \ˈvō-kə-ˌlīz\

Definition of vocalize for English Language Learners

  • : to express (something) by speaking words

  • : to make a sound with the voice



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