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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of vocalise.


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  • She also published a revised edition of vocalises written by her teacher Mathilde Marchesi, and a revised edition, with new piano accompaniments, of a collection of eighteenth-century arias.

    Estelle Liebling.

  • The role of the unseen chorus also felt diminished; in Paris, its wordless vocalises were amplified and mixed to surround the audience, intensifying the nightmare.

    On War and Motherhood

  • Palian and Delvor had the players running through warm-up melodies, while Secca and Richina worked on vocalises.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • She took a slow breath and resettled herself in the saddle, trying to ignore the dull cramps and nausea that persisted, and attempting to warm up with a series of softer vocalises she hoped would not carry, or not too far.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • Secca had finished three vocalises, and the tuning and warm-up melodies were fading away, when Richina spoke.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • In between her own vocalises, Secca went over spells in her thoughts as they continued to ride through a morning that seemed too bright and too fresh for the battle that lay ahead, First, they needed to repair the road, then deal with Mynntar.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • She slipped away, down the corridor to the smaller workroom where Richina was drilling Jeagyn and Kerisel in the simpler vocalises.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • Despite the thick green fell hat she wore, Secca felt soaked all the way through, but she watched, and hoped, and began to warm up, hoping the vocalises would work amid all the rain and chill.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • Before she finished a pair of vocalises, Wilten, Palian, and Delvor had joined them.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • "You need to practice the vocalises, the ones with the 'eees, " because you're still swallowing your voice too much.

    The Shadow Sorceress


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