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vo·cal

 (vō′kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the production of sound through the mouth: the vertebrate vocal organs; a vocal defect.
2. Uttered or produced by the voice: vocal sounds.
3. Full of voices; resounding: a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children.
4. Tending to express oneself often or freely; outspoken: a vocal critic of city politics.
5. Linguistics
a. Of or resembling vowels; vocalic.
b. Voiced.
6. Music Of, relating to, or performed by singing: vocal training; vocal music.
n.
1. A vocal sound.
2. often vocals A part or melody that is sung in a musical performance or recording: The drummer does the lead vocal on that song.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vōcālis, from vōx, vōc-, voice; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

vo′cal·ly adv.
vo′cal·ness n.

vocal

(ˈvəʊkəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or designed for the voice: vocal music.
2. produced or delivered by the voice: vocal noises.
3. connected with an attribute or the production of the voice: vocal organs.
4. frequently disposed to outspoken speech, criticism, etc: a vocal minority.
5. full of sound or voices: a vocal assembly.
6. endowed with a voice
7. eloquent or meaningful
8. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. of or relating to a speech sound
b. of or relating to a voiced speech sound, esp a vowel
n
9. (Jazz) a piece of jazz or pop music that is sung
10. (Pop Music) a piece of jazz or pop music that is sung
11. (Jazz) a performance of such a piece of music
12. (Pop Music) a performance of such a piece of music
13. (Pop Music) (plural) the part of a piece of pop music that is sung
[C14: from Latin vōcālis possessed of a voice, from vōx voice]
vocality n
ˈvocally adv

vo•cal

(ˈvoʊ kəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or uttered with the voice.
2. rendered by or intended for singing: vocal music.
3. having a voice.
4. giving forth sound with or as if with a voice.
5. inclined to express oneself in words, esp. copiously or insistently; outspoken: a vocal advocate of reform.
n.
7. a vocal sound.
8.
a. a musical piece for a singer; song.
b. a performer of such a piece.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vōcālis=vōc-, s. of vōx voice + -ālis -al1]
vo•cal′i•ty, vo′cal•ness, n.
vo′cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vocal - music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
2.vocal - a short musical composition with wordsvocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
religious song - religious music for singing
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
anthem - a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)
aria - an elaborate song for solo voice
ballad, lay - a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
barcarole, barcarolle - a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
refrain, chorus - the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
ditty - a short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)
coronach, dirge, requiem, threnody, lament - a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
drinking song - a song celebrating the joys of drinking; sung at drinking parties
folk ballad, folk song, folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
lied - a German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano
love song, love-song - a song about love or expressing love for another person
berceuse, cradlesong, lullaby - a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
lyric, words, language - the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
golden oldie, oldie - a song that was formerly popular
partsong - a song with two or more voice parts
prothalamion, prothalamium - a song in celebration of a marriage
roundelay - a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain
banquet song, scolion - a song (sometimes improvised) sung by guests at a banquet
serenade - a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
torch song - a popular song concerned with disappointment in love
work song - a usually rhythmical song to accompany repetitious work
Adj.1.vocal - relating to or designed for or using the singing voicevocal - relating to or designed for or using the singing voice; "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions"
instrumental - relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments; "instrumental compositions"; "an instrumental ensemble"
2.vocal - having or using the power to produce speech or soundvocal - having or using the power to produce speech or sound; "vocal organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise"
3.vocal - given to expressing yourself freely or insistentlyvocal - given to expressing yourself freely or insistently; "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal assembly"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
4.vocal - full of the sound of voicesvocal - full of the sound of voices; "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"
loud - characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"

vocal

adjective
2. spoken, voiced, uttered, oral, said, articulate, articulated, put into words a child's ability to imitate rhythms and vocal sounds

vocal

adjective
1. Produced by the voice:
2. Speaking or spoken without reserve:
3. Characterized by, containing, or functioning as a vowel or vowels:
Translations
ثَرْثارصَوْتي
mnohomluvnývokální
højrøstetvokal-
vokális
málgefinnradd-, tal-
balsobalso stygosvokalinisvokalistas
balss-daiļrunīgsrunīgsvokāls
vokálny
konuşkanses ile ilgilisözünü sakınmazvokal

vocal

[ˈvəʊkəl]
A. ADJ
1. (Anat, Mus) → vocal
2. (= vociferous) → ruidoso
a small but vocal minorityuna minoría pequeña pero ruidosa
there was some vocal oppositionse dejaron oír voces fuertemente discrepantes
they are getting rather vocal about itestán empezando a protestar
B. N
see vocals
C. CPD vocal cords NPLcuerdas fpl vocales
vocal music Nmúsica f vocal
vocal organs NPLórganos mpl vocales
vocal score Npartitura f vocal

vocal

[ˈvəʊkəl]
adj
[style, range, music] → vocal(e)
(= vociferous) vocal support → un soutien clairement affirmé
to be vocal → se faire entendre
Today the young are much more vocal → Les jeunes se font beaucoup plus entendre aujourd'hui.
She was very vocal in opposing the scheme
BUT Elle a fait entendre très clairement son opposition au projet.
to be vocal in one's criticism → faire entendre ses critiquesvocal chords vocal cords nplcordes fpl vocales

vocal

adj
(= using voice)Stimm-; talentstimmlich; vocal styleSingstil m; vocal range/trainingStimmumfang m/-bildung f; vocal performancegesangliche Leistung; best male vocal performerbester Vokalsänger; vocal musicVokalmusik f; vocal groupGesangsgruppe f
communicationmündlich
(= voicing one’s opinions) group, personlautstark; to be/become vocalsich zu Wort melden; to be vocal in somethingetw deutlich zum Ausdruck bringen; to be vocal in demanding somethingetw laut fordern; to become increasingly vocal in one’s opposition to somethingseinen Widerstand gegen etw immer deutlicher or lauter zum Ausdruck bringen
n (of pop song)(gesungener) Schlager; (in jazz) → Vocal nt; who’s doing or singing the vocals for your group now?wen habt ihr denn jetzt als Sänger?; vocals: Van MorrisonGesang: Van Morrison; featuring Madonna on vocalsmit Madonna als Sängerin; backing vocalsHintergrundgesang m; lead vocals …Leadsänger(in) m(f)

vocal

[ˈvəʊkl] adj
a. (gen) → vocale
b. (fig) (vociferous) → pronto/a a esprimere la propria opinione

vocal

(ˈvəukəl) adjective
1. of, or concerning, the voice. vocal music.
2. (of a person) talkative; keen to make one's opinions heard by other people. He's always very vocal at meetings.
voˈcally adverb
ˈvocalist noun
a singer. a female vocalist.
vocal cords
folds of membrane in the larynx that produce the sounds used in speech, singing etc when vibrated.

vo·cal

a. vocal, oral, rel. a la voz o producido por ella.

vocal

adj vocal
References in classic literature ?
This vocal exercise usually conquered Meg, but John sat as unmoved as the post which is popularly believed to be deaf.
A tin pipe ascends through the ceiling, and forms a medium of vocal communication with other parts of be edifice.
Ichabod prided himself upon his dancing as much as upon his vocal powers.
breaking moreover into a happy laugh which, immediately after, as if it were a vocal accompaniment, he prolonged into incoherent, extravagant song.
Marija felt, so to speak, that she had her hand on the throttle, and the neighborhood was vocal with her rejoicings.
They sang together once more; and Emma would then resign her place to Miss Fairfax, whose performance, both vocal and instrumental, she never could attempt to conceal from herself, was infinitely superior to her own.
Then, signior, I lay on you my sovereign behest to furbish up your lungs and other vocal organs, as they will be wanted on my royal service.
She thought that some of them had been laying violent hands on me; and, not daring to attack her master, she turned her vocal artillery against the younger scoundrel.
I am still hoarse with vainly repeated applications of vocal stimulant; and I left her in the railway carriage, to my inexpressible disgust, with both shoes down at heel.
That was a feeble evasion, but Godfrey was not fond of lying, and, not being sufficiently aware that no sort of duplicity can long flourish without the help of vocal falsehoods, he was quite unprepared with invented motives.
Joyn voices all ye living Souls, ye Birds, That singing up to Heaven Gate ascend, Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise; Yee that in Waters glide, and yee that walk The Earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep; Witness if I be silent, Morn or Eeven, To Hill, or Valley, Fountain, or fresh shade Made vocal by my Song, and taught his praise.
From this room, ere yet the door was opened, proceeded a low and melancholy strain of vocal music.