Definition of Vocal

1. Noun. Music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment.

Exact synonyms: Vocal Music
Generic synonyms: Music

2. Adjective. Relating to or designed for or using the singing voice. "Organized a vocal group to sing his compositions"
Antonyms: Instrumental
Derivative terms: Vocalize
Partainyms: Voice

3. Noun. A short musical composition with words. "A successful musical must have at least three good songs"

4. Adjective. Having or using the power to produce speech or sound. "All vocal beings hymned their praise"
Derivative terms: Vocalize
Partainyms: Voice

5. Adjective. Given to expressing yourself freely or insistently. "A vocal assembly"
Exact synonyms: Outspoken
Similar to: Communicative, Communicatory
Derivative terms: Outspokenness

6. Adjective. Full of the sound of voices. "A playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"
Similar to: Loud

Definition of Vocal

1. a. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices.

2. n. A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal.

3. a. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices.

4. n. A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal.

Definition of Vocal

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices ¹

2. Adjective. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, '''vocal''' melody; '''vocal''' prayer, '''vocal''' worship. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds ¹

4. Adjective. (phonetics) Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as ''v'', ''l'', etc., or by both, as in the nasals (m), (n), ''ng''; sonant; intonated; voiced. See voice, and vowel ¹

5. Adjective. (phonetics) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel ¹

6. Adjective. loud; getting oneself heard. ¹

7. Noun. (phonetics) A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a '''subvocal''', and a '''nonvocal''' ¹

8. Noun. (context: Roman Catholic Church) A man who has a right to vote in certain elections. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vocal

1. a sound produced with the voice [n -S]

Medical Definition of Vocal

1. 1. A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal. 2. A man who has a right to vote in certain elections. Origin: Cf. F. Vocal, LL. Vocalis. 1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices. "To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade, Made vocal by my song." (Milton) 2. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer. "Vocal worship." 3. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; said of certain articulate sounds. 4. Consisting of, or characterised by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc, or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel, also Guide to Pronunciation, 199-202. Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel. Vocal cords or chords. The part of the air passages above the inferior ligaments of the larynx, including the passages through the nose and mouth. Origin: L. Vocalis, fr. Vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. Vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Vocal

voblas
voblast
voblasts
vocab
vocable
vocables
vocably
vocabs
vocabular
vocabularies
vocabulary
vocabulary word
vocabulary words
vocabulist
vocabulists
vocal (current term)
vocal amusia
vocal band
vocal chord
vocal chords
vocal cord
vocal cord nodules
vocal cord paralysis
vocal cords
vocal fold
vocal fremitus
vocal ligament
vocal muscle
vocal music
vocal organ

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