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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.||vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music |
musical performance - the act of performing music
eisteddfod - any of several annual Welsh festivals involving artistic competitions (especially in singing)
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
vocal music - music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)
bel canto - a style of operatic singing
coloratura - singing with florid ornamentation
caroling - singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas)
crooning - the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner
crooning - singing in a soft low tone; "her crooning soon put the child to sleep"
scat, scat singing - singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
humming - the act of singing with closed lips
intonation - singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
karaoke - singing popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)
part-singing - singing with three or more voice parts
solfege, solfeggio, solmization - singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
yodeling - singing by changing back and forth between the chest voice and a falsetto
Greek chorus, chorus - a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
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