Definition of vocal

Definition of vocal
  1. vocal Adjective Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices
  2. vocal Adjective Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, "vocal" melody; "vocal" prayer, "vocal" worship.
  3. vocal Adjective Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds
  4. vocal Adjective 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
  5. vocal Adjective Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel
  6. vocal Adjective loud; getting oneself heard.
  7. vocal Noun 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"
  8. vocal Noun A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
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