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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 ?
In several works descriptive of the islands in the Pacific, many of the most beautiful combinations of vocal sounds have been altogether lost to the ear of the reader by an over-attention to the ordinary rules of spelling.
It appears that her vocal cords have been burnt by the acid.
Minutes merged into quarters of hours, and quarters of hours into half-hours, and still the sound persisted, ever changing from its initial vocal impulse yet never receiving fresh impulse--fading, dimming, dying as enormously as it had sprung into being.
breaking moreover into a happy laugh which, immediately after, as if it were a vocal accompaniment, he prolonged into incoherent, extravagant song.
It was the signal for the charge and the vocal organs were shaped for the thunderous roar when, as lightning out of a clear sky, Sheeta, the panther, leaped suddenly into the trail between Numa and the deer.
Sampson Brass was no sooner left alone, than he set the office- door wide open, and establishing himself at his desk directly opposite, so that he could not fail to see anybody who came down-stairs and passed out at the street door, began to write with extreme cheerfulness and assiduity; humming as he did so, in a voice that was anything but musical, certain vocal snatches which appeared to have reference to the union between Church and State, inasmuch as they were compounded of the Evening Hymn and God save the King.
Amongst our lowest orders, the vocal organs are developed to a degree more than correspondent with those of hearing, so that an Isosceles can easily feign the voice of a Polygon, and, with some training, that of a Circle himself.
The youth wondered what had happened to his vocal organs that he no more cursed.
His followers are all dancing on the plain, to their own vocal music.
Here is a crumbling wall that was old when Columbus discovered America; was old when Peter the Hermit roused the knightly men of the Middle Ages to arm for the first Crusade; was old when Charlemagne and his paladins beleaguered enchanted castles and battled with giants and genii in the fabled days of the olden time; was old when Christ and his disciples walked the earth; stood where it stands today when the lips of Memnon were vocal and men bought and sold in the streets of ancient Thebes!
When her vocal organs needed exercise, which was usually toward seven o'clock when she had had an after-dinner rest in a darkened room, the pretext would be the retelling of the same stories over and over again to the same audience.
Him the pleasant banks of sweetly-winding Stour had nourished, where he first learnt the vocal art, with which, wandering up and down at wakes and fairs, he cheered the rural nymphs and swains, when upon the green they interweaved the sprightly dance; while he himself stood fiddling and jumping to his own music.