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v. vo·cal·ized, vo·cal·iz·ing, vo·cal·iz·es
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.
a. To change (a consonant) into a vowel during articulation.
b. To voice.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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"
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
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"
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"
snarl - a vicious angry growl
speech - something spoken; "he could hear them uttering merry speeches"
growling - a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)
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2. The use of the speech organs to produce sounds:
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vocalization[ˌvəʊkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] N → vocalización f
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