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  • n. Alternative spelling of vocalization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See vocalization, vocalize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As you’ll know if you’ve checked the arcane literature on squamates, which snakes and lizards are really capable of true vocalisation is controversial, with anecdotal records suggesting that the ability to vocalize might be more widely distributed than generally thought.

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  • Barber of Seville, with that crisply fluent vocalisation which is never heard from any other than an Italian throat, accompanying himself on the concertina, which he played with ecstatic throwings-up of his arms, and graceful twistings and turnings of his head, like a fat St. Cecilia masquerading in male attire.

    The Woman in White

  • He was singing Figaro's famous song in the Barber of Seville. with that crisply fluent vocalisation which is never heard from any other than an Italian throat, accompanying himself on the concertina, which he played with ecstatic throwings-up of his arms, and graceful twistings and turnings of his head, like a fat St Cecilia masquerading in male attire.

    The Woman in White

  • He was singing Figaro's famous song in the Barber of Seville, with that crisply fluent vocalisation which is never heard from any other than an Italian throat, accompanying himself on the concertina, which he played with ecstatic throwings-up of his arms, and graceful twistings and turnings of his head, like a fat St. Cecilia masquerading in male attire.

    The Woman in White

  • Chickens do not demonstrate this kind of vocalisation and so a comparison between the zebra finch and chicken genomes has helped to identify where the genes directly involved in vocal learning are located.

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  • Dropping sub-vocalisation can easily push you to 600 to 1000 words per minute.

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  • Especially because in Both Latin and Greek you have to go out of your way to explain the bizarre vocalisation.

    Indo-European (*)*ǵalak- 'milk'

  • Who is gorgeous and big and sleeps in my arms and makes vocalisation noises and why don't I have electronic pictures?

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  • It sounds like the first step toward something, toward a vocalisation of difference rather than any kind of overthrow.

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  • Sure in Dutch and German there's quite a few very early loanwords like the word for 'horse' paard/pferd from Middle Latin paraveredus and kasteel 'castle' from castellum or maybe an early french dialect without vocalisation of the l.

    Searching for an etymology for Germanic *handuz 'hand'

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