from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To produce with the voice.
- transitive v. To give voice to; articulate: vocalize popular sentiment.
- transitive v. To mark (a vowelless Hebrew text, for example) with vowel points.
- transitive v. Linguistics To change (a consonant) into a vowel during articulation.
- transitive v. Linguistics To voice.
- intransitive v. To use the voice.
- intransitive v. Music To sing.
- intransitive v. Linguistics To be changed into a vowel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To express with the voice, to utter.
- v. To produce noises or calls from the throat.
- v. To sing without using words.
- v. To turn a consonant into a vowel.
- v. To make a sound voiced rather than voiceless.
- v. To add vowel points to a consonantal script (e.g. niqqud in Hebrew)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to.
- transitive v. To practice singing on the vowel sounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form into voice; make vocal.
- To utter with voice and not merely with breath; make sonant: as, f vocalized is equivalent to verb
- To write with vowel points; insert the vowels in, as in the writing of the Semitic languages.
- To use the voice; speak; sing; hum.
- Also spelled vocalise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pronounce as a vowel
- v. utter with vibrating vocal chords
- v. utter speech sounds
- v. express or state clearly
- v. sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
vocal + -ize (Wiktionary)