vocalize

Definitions

  • A View of the Vocal Cords
    A View of the Vocal Cords
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vocalize utter speech sounds
    • v vocalize utter with vibrating vocal chords
    • v vocalize express or state clearly
    • v vocalize pronounce as a vowel "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"
    • v vocalize sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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
    • Vocalize To form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to. "It is one thing to give an impulse to breath alone, another thing to vocalize that breath."
    • Vocalize To practice singing on the vowel sounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Giraffes have no vocal chords.
    • vocalize To form into voice; make vocal.
    • vocalize To utter with voice and not merely with breath; make sonant: as, f vocalized is equivalent to verb
    • vocalize To write with vowel points; insert the vowels in, as in the writing of the Semitic languages.
    • vocalize To use the voice; speak; sing; hum.
    • vocalize Also spelled vocalise.
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Quotations

  • Scottie Pippen
    Scottie Pippen
    “I've always led by example and I'm not that vocal.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. vocaliser,

Usage

In literature:

Elbow deep in the placid waters of the lake floundered another woman almost as wonderfully attired as the first, and quite as vocal.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
You have studied all this, I don't doubt, since you have practised vocal speaking.
"Story of My Life" by Helen Keller
I mean here that speech which is vocal.
"The Categories" by Aristotle
He wriggled and fought, but he was pinned and helpless, hands, feet and vocal organs.
"Shavings" by Joseph C. Lincoln
All the music of the day is vocal.
"Saunterings" by Charles Dudley Warner
Coyle Will you assist in the vocalization thereof?
"Our American Cousin" by Tom Taylor
It was vocal with the declaration, when you got it, for a submission of the constitution to the people.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
Her breath came faster and deeper, until, between her parted lips it became vocal in a quick sound like a sob.
"The Two Vanrevels" by Booth Tarkington
Harry found later that while he had little use for his vocal organs he invariably enjoyed life.
"The Guns of Bull Run" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was a vocal night, and few slept.
"The Valiant Runaways" by Gertrude Atherton
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In poetry:

Thanks for the good man's beautiful example,
Who in the vilest saw
Some sacred crypt or altar of a temple
Still vocal with God's law;
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
With sweet May dews my wings were wet,
And Phoebus fir'd my vocal rage
He caught me in his silken net,
And shut me in his golden cage.
"How Sweet I Roam'd" by William Blake
She tells me how with eager speed
He flew to hear my vocal reed;
And how, with critic face profound,
And steadfast ear, devour'd the sound.
"The Dying Kid" by William Shenstone
And the shrill stars' unmeaning laughter,
And my voice with the vocal trees
Weeping. And Hatred followed after,
Shrilling madly down the breeze.
"Blue Evening" by Rupert Brooke
When Sappho struck the quivering wire,
The throbbing breast was all on fire:
And when she raised the vocal lay,
The captive soul was charm'd away!
"Verses On A Young Lady (playing harpsichord, and singing)" by Tobias Smollett
Go, tuneful bird! that gladd'st the skies.
To Daphne's window speed thy way,
And there on quivering pinions rise,
And there thy vocal art display.
"The Skylark" by William Shenstone

In news:

Hollie Cavanagh performed Journey's 1983 smash hit ballad ' Faithfully ' on 'American Idol' tonight, and though she tried gamely, it seemed some of the song's vocal range and urgency eluded her.
Concerts from the Vocal Arts Society.
Enthused Supporters and Vocal Protesters Jockey to Get Near the President's Motorcade.
ON CUE – The vocal leadership of seniors Kristen Goley (left) and Shawansee Swenson are a big reason the Lady Eagles have enjoyed so much success this season.
Also participating in the contest were students from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Eden Valley-Watkins and NL-S. Of the 106 entries, 54 were from Paynesville, including 52 vocal solos.
Not to be confused with Fool's Gold Records, this Los Angeles quintet distilled a refreshing blend of African influences and Hebrew-language vocals on their 2009 self-titled debut.
They may look young and eager, and may be known for their dynamic live shows, and lead singer Trevor Terndrup may have the vocal stamina and timbre of great jam rockers who have come before him.
Hard Rocking Power Pop with four part harmony vocals.
De La Soul Say No Go (New Keys Vocal) Say No Go Tommy Boy.
Soprano Deborah Berioli's soaring vocal melodies combine with fiery classical guitarist Zachary Johnson in concert at 3:30 pm Sept 24 at Rotonda West Community Church.
Gaby Moreno touches the old soul in all of us with her warm and soulful bilingual vocals.
If you know anything about Tourette's, you're probably aware that people who suffer from it experience symptoms like vocal outbursts or sudden twitches and movements.
The arrest of former top Moscow police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov could be a major breakthrough in the murder case of Anna Politkovskaya, one of the Kremlin's most vocal critics.
"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" is a song by the husband/wife duo of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr, former members of the vocal group The 5th Dimension.
A recent Washington Post story reported that the Muslim community in Montgomery County is raising increasingly vocal calls that school be closed for at least one Muslim holy day .
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In science:

Thus, instead of the page-oriented WWW concept or the typically event-driven nature of CBT products, MobIT runs as a flow-oriented presentation model showing, for example, a crash-test video combined subsequently with charts of relevant statistics and vocally explained CAD car models.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
The major difference with regular usability testing is that a person acts as the computer, changing screens, vocalizing error messages, etc.
Internet Banking System Prototype
Agoramoorthy. Efficiency of coding in macaque vocal communication.
Information content versus word length in random typing
This phenomenon is called “restoration of the missing fundamental.”[6, 7] It has a practical application in our telephone communication system, which does not have the bandwidth large enough to cover the entire vocal range of male and female voices.
Music in Terms of Science
Wind, brass, and vocal instruments are all similar in that they all use standing waves of a vibrating air column in a pipe to generate sound.
Music in Terms of Science
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