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vo·cal·ize

 (vō′kə-līz′)
v. vo·cal·ized, vo·cal·iz·ing, vo·cal·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To produce by using the vocal organs: "I said these things out loud, actually vocalized the words" (Joan Didion).
2. To give voice to; articulate: a poem that vocalizes popular sentiment.
3. To mark (a vowelless Hebrew text, for example) with vowel points.
4. Linguistics
a. To change (a consonant) into a vowel during articulation.
b. To voice.
v.intr.
1.
a. To use the vocal organs to produce sounds: birds that vocalize in flight.
b. To use another organ, such as a swim bladder, to produce sounds.
c. Music To sing.
2. Linguistics To be changed into a vowel.

vo′cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
vo′cal·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vocalization - the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good care of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
sprechgesang, sprechstimme - a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking
voice over - the voice on an unseen commentator in a film of television program
2.vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
roll call - calling out an official list of names
auditory communication - communication that relies on hearing
speech sound, phone, sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
cry, yell - a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
croak, croaking - a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
exclaiming, exclamation - an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it"
expletive - a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line
groan, moan - an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
ahem, hem - the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
howl, howling, ululation - a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect"
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
mumble - a soft indistinct utterance
paging - calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system); "the public address system in the hospital was used for paging"
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
pronunciation - the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always correcting my pronunciation"
exultation, rejoicing, jubilation - the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
sigh, suspiration - an utterance made by exhaling audibly
snarl - a vicious angry growl
speaking, speech production - the utterance of intelligible speech
speech - something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
splutter, sputter - an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
rasp, rasping - uttering in an irritated tone
growling - a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)

vocalization

noun
1. The faculty, act, or product of speaking:
2. The use of the speech organs to produce sounds:
3. The act or an instance of expressing in words:
Translations

vocalization

[ˌvəʊkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nvocalización f

vocalization

n. vocalización.
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Another typical cause of excessive vocalization is hyperthyroidism, the most common endocrine (hormonal) problem in cats.
A 21-year-old female hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) used in educational programs at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, had periodically exhibited a distinct posture akin to a mating position, excessive vocalization, and nesting attempts (ie, shredding material and moving it into a pile).
In both cases, a dog's stress-related behavior can be similar: panting, pacing, excessive vocalization and elimination.