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
We read with ear and eye together, though with varying proportions of emphasis on the one or the other; for some 'vocalize' whatever they read, others read almost entirely with the eye.
When trainer M.E. Hampton had me hold out my hands and repeatedly flick my fingers to get Naya to "vocalize," I nearly squealed with delight.
I never had any beliefs that my opinions were supported here, as I had to make an effort to "vocalize" them.
They vocalize, often in long, keening cries which sound like they are coming from deep within the body and psyche.
At a time when the Chinese authorities currently vocalize the need to increase the country's ratio of household consumption to GDP, their actions belie their words.
That number, and years following it (i.e. 2015, 2079, 2120) are easily separated into two separate number sequences, allowing for us to find them easier to vocalize as such.
I also think that the more companies vocalize their sustainability efforts, the more the market will support and demand those efforts from others.
Anyone who has listened to much of O.P. on disc will have come to expect, and enjoy, hearing him hum, grunt and otherwise vocalize his exertions while playing.
Because amateurs tend to be nervous, I first vocalize them on the piano, so they warm up and relax.
In this video from CBS, an elephant named Kosik is attracting visitors and scientists alike with his unique ability to vocalize various Korean words.