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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.||vocalizer - an organism that can utter vocal sounds; "an utterer of foul oaths"; "is the giraffe a vocalizer?"|
|2.||vocalizer - a person who sings |
alto - a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
canary - a female singer
castrato - a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice
chorister - a singer in a choir
contralto - a woman singer having a contralto voice
hummer - a singer who produces a tune without opening the lips or forming words
lieder singer - a singer of lieder
madrigalist - a singer of madrigals
rapper - someone who performs rap music
rock star - a famous singer of rock music
songster - a person who sings
soprano - a female singer
tenor - an adult male with a tenor voice
thrush - a woman who sings popular songs
torch singer - a singer (usually a woman) who specializes in singing torch songs
voice - (metonymy) a singer; "he wanted to hear trained voices sing it"
warbler - a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song
yodeller - a singer who changes register rapidly (popular is Swiss folk songs)
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