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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.
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.
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Adv.1.vocally - in a vocal manner; "she defended herself vocally"
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munnlega; fullum rómi
sesli olarak


[ˈvəʊkəlɪ] ADV
1. (Mus) → vocalmente
2. (= vociferously) → ruidosamente
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[ˈvəʊkəli] adv
(= vociferously) → haut et fort
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mündlich; the tune has now been done vocally by …die Melodie wurde jetzt auch gesungen von …
(= outspokenly) support, opposeklar und deutlich
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
I 'never told my love' vocally; still, if looks have language, the merest idiot might have guessed I was over head and ears: she understood me at last, and looked a return - the sweetest of all imaginable looks.
There comes a day at last, when, while the wonted Marriage Chorus goes forth from universal Lineland, the three far-off Lovers suddenly find themselves in exact harmony, and, before they are awake, the wedded Triplet is rapt vocally into a duplicate embrace; and Nature rejoices over one more marriage and over three more births."
A favourite of international audiences, she has been compared vocally to Joni Mitchell and Carol is looking forward to getting back up on stage after a break from her well-known passion for performing - to study politics at Glasgow University.
France Bellemare portrayed a naively beautiful, dramatically effective and vocally strong Marguerite, whose bell-like "Je ris me voir" sparkled.
PUBLIC will love her because of her model looks but I need much more from her vocally.
Iain MacNeil was a physically and vocally impressive Tarquinius; definitely both one of the boys and a ladies' man.
The use of a computer programme known as Auto-Tune - described as Botox for the vocally challenged - has led to charges that the DVD of the live concert is a fake.
As the widow, Hannah Glawari, Olesia Shewchuk was Danilo's match vocally, artistically and in intensity.
Kathrin Welte, as Dorabella, was vocally perfect for the role, her warm mezzo had natural trills to convey character.
Elektra is on stage throughout the opera's 100 minutes and soprano Lise Lindstrom not only emerged vocally intact but also displayed a seemingly effortless, tireless and gleaming, laser-like top that sailed into the cavern that is Salle Wilftid-Pelletier.
can't dwarf her predecessor vocally and she struggles with some of the songs.