• A View of the Vocal Cords
    A View of the Vocal Cords
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vocalization the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    • n vocalization the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract "a singer takes good care of his voice","the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
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The Different Positions of the Vocal Cords The Different Positions of the Vocal Cords

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten
    • Vocalization The act of vocalizing, or the state of being vocalized.
    • Vocalization The formation and utterance of vocal sounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Giraffes have no vocal chords.
    • n vocalization The act of vocalizing or uttering with the voice, the state of being so uttered, or the manner of such utterance, whether in speech or in song: as, the deceptive vocalizations of a ventriloquist.
    • n vocalization The formation and utterance of vowel sounds.
    • n vocalization Also spelled vocalisation.
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  • Scottie Pippen
    Scottie Pippen
    “I've always led by example and I'm not that vocal.”


In literature:

So was the vocal apparatus within the mouth, and so were the little toad-like feet upon which it was stood up.
"The Yellow God" by H. Rider Haggard
I think the astonishment of the two men was beyond any vocal expression.
"Tales of the Argonauts" by Bret Harte
He seems loath to believe that a bird so small as either of the kinglets could possess such vocal powers.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
My father's idea was that if my vocal organs had a complete rest, I would be restored to perfect speech.
"Stammering, Its Cause and Cure" by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue
To inaugurate a course of vocal instruction, place the residence of the instructress.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
After a while there came a piece of vocal music.
"Thyrza" by George Gissing
Mr. Cullen was understood to be moving the usual vote of thanks, but even his vocal organs strove hard for little purpose.
"Demos" by George Gissing
All space seems vocal with praise to the God of love and beauty.
"My Three Days in Gilead" by Elmer Ulysses Hoenshal
Vittoria revelled in the delicious vocal misery.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
Each of them declined to be vocal.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith

In poetry:

I see the vocal ages roll,
And all the human universe
Like some great symphony rehearse
The order of its perfect whole;
"In War-Time: An Aspiration Of The Spirit" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
What time the pea puts on the bloom,
Thou fli'st thy vocal vale,
An annual guest in other lands,
Another Spring to hail.
"Ode To The Cuckoo" by John Logan
Six Vocal men Sir Hornbook had,
Four Double men to boot,
And four were Liquids soft and sad,
And all the rest were Mute.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
Come, unfold your vocal treasure,
Sing with me a nuptial measure,--
Let this springtime gambol be
Bridal dance for you and me.
"A Bridal Measure" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Not the soft sighs of vernal gales,
The fragrance of the flowery vales,
The murmurs of the crystal rill,
The vocal grove, the verdant hill;
Not all their charms, though all unite,
Can touch my bosom with delight.
"Song" by Samuel Johnson
So I, thro' all the long tumultuous days,
Tracing thy footstep on the human sands,
O'er the signed deserts and the vocal ways
Pursue thee, faithful, thro' the echoing lands,
Wearing a wandering staff with trembling hands:
"A Hero's Grave" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

Rahm Emanuel has always been vocal about his ambitions to become mayor of Chicago.
Behrens' vocal style and stage performances are unique and uncompromising, and he has drawn early comparisons to Freddie Mercury and Prince.
The two men behind the Austin-based electro-rock duo Ghostland Observatory — Aaron Kyle Behrens (vocals, guitar) and Thomas Ross Turner (drums, synth) — perform in support of their new album, Codename: Rondo.
This Los Angeles trio covers pop hooks with hazy vocals and loud, foggy psych guitar.
First off, there's the West African vocal beatboxing and percussion-heavy music of Ladygourd Sangoma.
And one of Gram 's best attributes was his ability to emote vocally, and I think he also helped Mick Jagger learn how to not ov...
The Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, directed by Lionel Meunier, won both Baroque Vocal and Recording of the Year, Gramophone 's "best of the best" category.
Not since Kurt Cobain have I witness a rock singer courting vocal strain so willingly.
Keith Urban, winner of four Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, will bring his 2012 concert tour to the Great New York State Fair as part of the Grandstand concert series at 7:30 pm on Friday, Aug 24.
High, lonesome vocals combine with acoustic strumming and a stomping rhythm, taking as much from British folk as it does from American indie rock.
Vocal opposition from the East Pointe Neighborhood Association has the Columbia City Council proposing to scrap a plan connecting LeMone Industrial Park to the Grindstone Nature Area and Hinkson Creek Trail.
Peter Buck's First Post-R. Solo Record as Richard M Nixon Features Vocals From Mike Mills, Corin Tucker, and Peter Buck.
After a summer of older recordings for our Vocal CD Pick of the Week, we start September with a brand-new release of Haydn 's oratorio masterpiece, The Creation.
INTERVIEWS Maxwell Cancels Discography Tour Due to Vocal Hemorrhage .
Nobel laureate and former US Secretary of State addresses U.S.-China relations, answers his critics who say he could be more vocal about human rights in China and discusses his new book, On China.

In science:

The essential difference between the modal and falsetto registers lies in the amount and type of vocal fold involvement.
Music in Terms of Science
With proper vocal training, it is possible for most women to develop this part of voice.
Music in Terms of Science
Individuals can develop their voices further through the careful and systematic practice of both songs and vocal exercises (usually under experienced instructors in an intelligent manner).
Music in Terms of Science
The first step in coordinating these processes is by establishing good vocal habits in the most comfortable tessitura (texture or best sounding texture and timbre) of the voice before slowly expanding the range beyond that.
Music in Terms of Science
Unlike the harmonica, the accordion is blown mechanically and the reeds do not couple the the vocal tract of the player.
Music in Terms of Science