from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A word considered only as a sequence of sounds or letters rather than as a unit of meaning.
- adj. Capable of being voiced or spoken.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word or utterance, especially with reference to its form rather than its meaning.
- n. A syllable or sound without specific meaning, used together with or in place of actual words in a song.
- adj. Able to be uttered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word; a term; a name; specifically, a word considered as composed of certain sounds or letters, without regard to its meaning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word; a term; a name; specifically, a word considered without regard to meaning, but merely as composed of certain sounds or letters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a word that is spoken aloud
French, from Old French, from Latin vocābulum, name, from vocāre, to call.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French vocable or Latin vocabulum, from Latin vocō ("I call"). (Wiktionary)