from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To produce with the voice.
  • transitive v. To give voice to; articulate: vocalize popular sentiment.
  • transitive v. To mark (a vowelless Hebrew text, for example) with vowel points.
  • transitive v. Linguistics To change (a consonant) into a vowel during articulation.
  • transitive v. Linguistics To voice.
  • intransitive v. To use the voice.
  • intransitive v. Music To sing.
  • intransitive v. Linguistics To be changed into a vowel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To express with the voice, to utter.
  • v. To produce noises or calls from the throat.
  • v. To sing without using words.
  • v. To turn a consonant into a vowel.
  • v. To make a sound voiced rather than voiceless.
  • v. To add vowel points to a consonantal script (e.g. niqqud in Hebrew)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to.
  • transitive v. To practice singing on the vowel sounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form into voice; make vocal.
  • To utter with voice and not merely with breath; make sonant: as, f vocalized is equivalent to verb
  • To write with vowel points; insert the vowels in, as in the writing of the Semitic languages.
  • To use the voice; speak; sing; hum.
  • Also spelled vocalise.

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

  • v. pronounce as a vowel
  • v. utter with vibrating vocal chords
  • v. utter speech sounds
  • v. express or state clearly
  • v. sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

vocal +‎ -ize



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