vocal: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vō'kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or uttered with the voice: the vocal mechanism; vocal criticism.
  2. rendered by or intended for singing: vocal music.
  3. having a voice: A dog is a vocal, but not a verbal, being.
  4. giving forth sound with or as with a voice.
  5. inclined to express oneself in words, esp. copiously or insistently: a vocal advocate of reform.
    1. vocalic (def. 1).
    2. voiced.
  1. a vocal sound.
  2. a musical piece for a singer, usually with instrumental accompaniment. Cf.(def. 6).
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