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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.
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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)
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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:
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Translations

vocalization

[ˌvəʊkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nvocalización f
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vocalization

n. vocalización.
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[USPRwire, Wed Jul 31 2019] Canines with separation anxiety-related problems engage in unwanted behaviour, such as excessive vocalization and destruction of property, when left alone or separated from their owners.
The signs are usually multiple trips to the litterbox, straining in the box or lying down, bloody urine, producing only small drops, or excessive vocalization while urinating.
(2005) Number of dog owners n = 556 n = 62 Rehomed shelter dogs x x Survey in clinic or practice Other locations Behavior problem Separation-problems -- 32.3% Destructive 24.5% 38.7% Not housebroken 21.3% 29.0% Aggressive towards humans 5.5% 14.5% Aggressive towards animals/dogs 8.9% 24.2% Aggressive behavior (overall) -- -- Fear/anxiety/phobia 53.4% 32.3% (e) Excessive vocalization 1 1.3% 25.8% Pulling on the leash -- 69.4% Study Herron et Christensen al.