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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.
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)

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:
Translations

vocalization

[ˌvəʊkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nvocalización f

vocalization

n. vocalización.
References in classic literature ?
Tim, thinking slightly of David's vocalization, was impelled to supersede that feeble buzz by a spirited commencement of "Three Merry Mowers," but David was not to be put down so easily, and showed himself capable of a copious crescendo, which was rendering it doubtful whether the rose would not predominate over the mowers, when old Kester, with an entirely unmoved and immovable aspect, suddenly set up a quavering treble--as if he had been an alarum, and the time was come for him to go off.
You don't expect correct phrasing or vocalization. You don't mind if a man does find out, when in the middle of a note, that he is too high, and comes down with a jerk.
For this study, Tschida and her colleagues focused on a part of the midbrain called the periaqueductal gray, or PAG for short, because they knew from previous work by others that it would be a key player in the vocalization circuit, she said.
Individuals were captured after calls were recorded to investigate possible relationships between vocalization characteristics and body size.
A total of 15 animals showed absence of vocalization, with moderate muscle relaxation and wing movement upon handling, and 2 animals presented with lateral recumbence, with intense muscle relaxation and no wing movement, requiring no restraint.
The group size, width of the cage, stocking density, feeding frequency and feeding time were major factors affecting the behavior and vocalization patterns in laying hens.
Since the audio recording of real dyadic interaction, like psychotherapeutic sessions, is carried out in a nonexperimental fashion, the signal extracted contains three types of sounds: vocalizations (sounds uttered by the participants of the conversation, modulated by linguistic codes), noise (environmental sounds, not articulated or modulated by linguistic codes), and silence (absence of noise or vocalization).
And it was closed-beak vocalization in birds that led researchers from universities in Texas, Arizona, Utah and Canada to this study.
Vocalization, sounds that coyotes make to communicate among themselves, is a key element in successful coyote hunting.
While it is a truism that the vocalization of Ugaritic is fraught with ambiguity, I question the pedagogical benefit of this aspect of Huehnergard's presentation, especially--to take just one example among many--when it results in even a standard epistolary phrase such as mrhqtm qlt ("at a distance I fall") in lines 10-11 of CAT 2.12 (the first text in the chrestomathy) being vocalized rather cumbersomely as [marhaqta/u-mv qalatu/qaltu/qiltu] (p.
A I am sorry to hear about your kitty's new penchant for vocalization, and I know that this can become a problem if it is excessive.