from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An exercise, composition, or arrangement in which a performer sings solmization syllables or other meaningless vocal sounds rather than a text.
- v. Chiefly British Variant of vocalize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Alternative spelling of vocalize.
- n. a vocal exercise sung in one or more vowels without actually forming any words
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An exercise or study for singers, usually without words. Compare solfeggio.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter with vibrating vocal chords
- v. pronounce as a vowel
- v. utter speech sounds
- v. sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
- v. express or state clearly
French, from vocaliser, to vocalize, from vocal, vocal, from Old French; see vocal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From vocal + -ise (Wiktionary)
From French (Wiktionary)