Definitions

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  • n. The quality or degree of being vocal.
  • n. The quality of being a vowel; vocalic character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being vocal; utterableness; resonance.
  • n. The quality of being a vowel; vocalic character.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being vocal.
  • n. The quality of being a vowel; vowel character: as, the vocality of a sound.

Etymologies

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vocal +‎ -ity. Compare Latin vocalitas euphony.

Examples

  • Once "vocality" is reimagined from the waver and give of textual inscription, it is always at base equi-vocation, a case of present contingency — evincing, without vouching for, the existence of a potential otherness in one and the same wording.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • In Making Words Sing, Jonathan Dunsby investigates what he calls the "vocality" of song, that is, the "quality of having voice," as the author states in the introduction to his study.

    Opera Today

  • Isn't this at least one thing that a poetics of alterity and ungrounded vocality might help school us in perceiving?

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • That's where the evidence of this essay would come in, not smuggling back anything like a metaphysical Voice, to be sure, but giving vocality a fresh hearing on the Q. T.-the quiet of its own subvocal performance.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Yet the imaginary phonotext — pulling the symbolic field part of the way back toward the real, and thereby obtruding the fact of sound back into the circulations of sema — eludes Dolar's post-Derridean model, with its arrest of all embodied vocality by an abstracting semiosis.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Vision had cut us off from the ancient wisdom of ordinary pre-theoretical mutuality, annihilating vocality and, with it, the “inward kinship of I and Thou”.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • You cannot talk about imitation, but at least to follow Elizabeth, these colors that you have in the music and to try to translate it into the vocality, into the voice.

    Cecilia Bartoli: A Diva and Her Obsession

  • Almost weirded Larry out beforehand by demoing the tanbura-in-a-box through vocoder combo: he isn't familiar with the literal talking vocality behavior of a vocoder filter and I had it on the "voice of the wendigo" setting.

    Morimoto was robbed - robbed, I tell you!

  • When ‘the seven free arts, ’ which the old Universities were based on, came to be modified a little, in order to be convenient for the wants of modern society, —though perhaps some of them are obsolete enough even yet for some of us, —there arose a feeling that mere vocality, mere culture of speech, if that is what comes out of a man, is not the synonym of wisdom by any means!

    Paras. 25-51

  • H, with seven additional marks joined to them for antesonance, narisonance, orisonance; sibilance, sonisibilance; less open vocality, and more open vocality; being in all but thirteen characters, may spell all the

    Note XV

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