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Vocal meaning

vocal - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer.
  2. 2. Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel, also Guide to Pronunciation, // 199- 202.
  3. 3. Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel.
  4. 4. A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
  5. 5. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; - said of certain articulate sounds.
  6. 6. A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; - distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal.
  7. 7. Having a voice; uttered by, or pertaining to, the voice.

vocal - examples of usage

  1. He talked to them and made them talk to him, and whatever they read was translated into speech; thought, in his house, was vocal.
  2. This species, like the last- mentioned, does not confine its vocal efforts to the hot weather.
  3. Phyllis, the reliable, who had been proficient on the violin from childhood, and possessed a wide musical repertoire, both vocal and instrumental, played over a few measures of a valse lente.
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