vocalic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to vocalic: consonantal

vo·cal·ic

 (vō-kăl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Containing, marked by, or consisting of vowels.
2. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a vowel.

vo·cal′i·cal·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

vocalic

(vəʊˈkælɪk)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics of, relating to, or containing a vowel or vowels
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

vo•cal•ic

(voʊˈkæl ɪk)

adj.
1. of or resembling a vowel.
2. consisting of or containing vowels.
[1805–15]
vo•cal′i•cal•ly, adv.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vocalic - being or containing or characterized by vowels; "vocalic sounds"; "the Gaelic language being uncommonly vocalic"- Walter Scott
consonantal - being or marked by or containing or functioning as a consonant; "consonantal sounds"; "a consonantal Hebrew text"; "consonantal alliteration"; "a consonantal cluster"
2.vocalic - relating to or associated with or containing a vowel; "vocalic segments"; "the vocalic ablaut"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

vocalic

adjective
Characterized by, containing, or functioning as a vowel or vowels:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations

vocalic

[vəʊˈkælɪk] ADJvocálico
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

vocalic

adjvokalisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

vocalic

[vəʊˈkælɪk] adjvocalico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
That said, the general aim of the article is to take a new look at Old English zero derivation and alternations in terms of (i) an overview of zero derivation in Old English, (ii) a description of the vocalic alternations that relate zero derived nouns, adjectives and weak verbs to their bases of derivation and (iii) an account of the significance of alternations in the wider context of the evolution of the lexicon of English.
McCarthy 1981: 399) in which the vocalic pattern of the transitive verb changes in one of two ways: If it is perfective like kataba 'wrote', it changes into kutiba 'written', i.e., a a [right arrow] u i, if it is imperfective like yaktibu 'write(s)', it changes intoyuktabu 'written', i.e., a i [right arrow] u a.
It should be included in the singing of a vocalic /r/ on long notes (see Table 2).
Jenkins (2000: 144) argues that the significant variability in the vocalic inventories of different dialects of English accounts for the decision to disregard accurate vowel quality in ELF since speakers are used to this variability and slight alterations will not contribute to unintelligibility.
This book contains clinical resources for the evaluation and treatment of late-acquired sounds, for those working with individuals whose speech contains errors affecting the last eight English consonants acquired by first language learners, and among those most likely to be challenging to second language learners, as well as the vocalic [r].
Twenty English-speaking participants (potentially more by the time the paper is presented) divided into three proficiency levels completed a syllabification task for a set of Spanish words, half cognates and half non-cognates, the purpose being to collect their intuitions about vocalic sequences that native speakers judge as diphthongs.
This model can be partially extracted from the text; for example, long Estonian monophthongs are rather treated as long phonemes than as vocalic sequences (see pp.
Titled "Evidence of a Vocalic Proto-System in the Baboon (Papio papio) Suggests Pre-Hominin Speech Precursors," (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169321) the study by Louis-Jean BoAaAaAeA{ and colleagues from Grenoble Alpes Universit France, looks at the links between speech patterns of humans and other non-human primates.