Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short or weak utterance; a faint or feeble sound, as when separating the lips in pronouncing p or b.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short or weak utterance; a faint or feeble sound, as that heard on separating the lips in pronouncing p or b.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A faint or slight sound of the voice, as that made by separating the organs in pronouncing p, t, or k.

Etymologies

Latin vocula, diminutive of vox, vocis, voice. (Wiktionary)

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