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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