Definition of vocalization

Definition of vocalization
  1. vocalization Noun The act of vocalizing or something vocalized; a vocal utterance
  2. vocalization Noun Any specific mode of utterance; pronunciation
  3. vocalization Noun The use of speech to express an idea
  4. vocalization Noun The production of musical sounds using the voice, especially as an exercise
  5. vocalization Noun 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" (), "taHriik" () - (action of supplying the vowel points) , also known as "ḥarakāt" ( - the singular is "ḥaraka" ) - (the diacritical marks), Hebrew term: "nikud"."
  6. vocalization Noun The change in pronunciation of historically or variably consonant (typically sonorant) sounds as vowels. For example, the syllabic /l/ in words like" people" or the coda one in words like "cold" or "coal" are variably realized as a high back vowel or glide" [?], [u], [ɤ] or [o]-in many English dialects in the US, UK, and the Southern Hemisphere. For example, in African American English the most common pronunciation of the words "people", "cold", and "coal" is [pʰip?], [kʰoɤd], or [kʰoɤ] respectively. "
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