vocalise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vocalise utter speech sounds
    • v vocalise utter with vibrating vocal chords
    • v vocalise express or state clearly
    • v vocalise pronounce as a vowel "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"
    • v vocalise sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vocalise An exercise or study for singers, usually without words. Compare solfeggio.
    • n vocalise An exercise or study for singers, usually without words. Compare solfeggio.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Vocalise to make vocal: to form into voice: to insert the vowel points, as in Hebrew
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vocabulumvocāre, to call.

Usage

In literature:

Madame Petrucci stopped her vocalising.
"Stories By English Authors: Italy" by Various
I'm throwing too much vocalisation myself.
"The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land" by Ralph Connor
Neither vocalisation nor articulation are essentially human.
"The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song" by F. W. Mott
Mr. Direck felt they were going back, back, in spite of all this vocalisation.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Nor, when the curtain lifted and the play began, was the vocalisation found in all parts satisfactory.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Madame Petrucci stopped her vocalising.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
Nor, when the curtain lifted and the play began, was the vocalisation found in all parts satisfactory.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
As a rule, teachers begin to give songs, and vocalises with words, very early in the course.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
I got a 'j' and an 'n' down on my notes, but I forgot to vocalise the word and I can't remember it.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
Then he sang this song, in a low and almost toneless voice, uttering the notes rather than vocalising them.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
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In news:

What Does Vocalise Look Like.
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In science:

In a related work on animal vocalisations, surrogate analysis tests have been carried out using a globally nonlinear versus linear prediction statistic and Fourier surrogates (Tokuda et al., 2002).
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
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