from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Use of the voice in speaking or singing.
- n. Music The act, technique, or art of singing.
- n. Linguistics A vowel sound.
- n. Linguistics A system of vowels used in a language or dialect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. speaking or singing
- n. The vowel sounds used in a language
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The exercise of the vocal organs; vocalization.
- n. A vocalic sound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The exercise of the vocal organs in speech or song; vocalization.
- n. A vocalic sound.
- n. See nominalism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the system of vowels used in a particular language
- n. the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
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With her usual creamy vocalism, Ms. Fleming sang arias and duets covering many warring emotions, some beyond her vocal and theatrical skills.
And the judges offered a textbook of expressive types: Bridgewater's voice seamed yet brassy in "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top," Elling firm and well-crafted as woodwork in "You Don't Know What Love Is," Reeves majestic in "Stormy Weather," and Austin unleashing a fusillade of vocalism in an urgent "Lady Be Good."
Of the two-dozen or more performances I have heard live, what is memorable in the best of them is not so much dazzling vocalism as an interpretive point of view.
Indeed, though that album's title may smack of classic Hollywood, it is Mr. Calleja's classic vocalism that stands out on all his recordings.
Still, despite this, the rest of the cast was not as strong, and there was as much cringe inducing vocalism and not.
Barbara Hannigan was extraordinary in the stratospheric, rapid-fire vocalism of Gepopo.
Directed by Johannes Weigand, the singers 'physical language is as telling as their vocalism.
Baritone Haijing Fu offered an affecting portrayal of Seikyo, even in some almost-falsetto-range passages that evoked traditional Chinese opera vocalism.
The third movement is a brilliant evanescence of percussion overhanging string chords that soar wordlessly at the edge of vocalism, like a theremin; and the fourth movement casts intellectual brilliance aside and wraps things up, in time-honored style (think Brahms) with a rousing Hungarian dance.
Going by the ś, we can trace zuśle back to an earliest form with full vocalism, *zusile.