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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.

vocalness

(ˈvəʊkəlnəs)
n
the quality of being vocal
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If you enjoyed the Million Man March for its wonderfully vocal silence, you'll savor the silent vocalness of this book; for these men do sing America and speak their names.