from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of vocalizing or uttering with the voice, the state of being so uttered, or the manner of such utterance, whether in speech or in song: as, the deceptive vocalizations of a ventriloquist.
  • noun The formation and utterance of vowel sounds.
  • noun Also spelled vocalisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of vocalizing, or the state of being vocalized.
  • noun The formation and utterance of vocal sounds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of vocalizing or something vocalized; a vocal utterance
  • noun Any specific mode of utterance; pronunciation
  • noun The use of speech to express an idea
  • noun music The production of musical sounds using the voice, especially as an exercise
  • noun orthography In Arabic and Hebrew - supplying the vowels (diacritics), normally not written to show the correct pronunciation, used in dictionaries, children's books, religious texts and textbooks for learners. Arabic terms: tashkiil (تشكيل), taHriik (تحريك) - (action of supplying the vowel points) , also known as ḥarakāt (حركات — the singular is ḥaraka حركة) - (the diacritical marks), Hebrew term: ניקוד nikud.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract


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