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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vocal  \Vo"cal\,  a.  [L.  vocalis,  fr  vox,  vocis,  voice:  cf  F. 
  vocal.  See  {Voice},  and  cf  {Vowel}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  voice  or  speech;  having  voice; 
  endowed  with  utterance;  full  of  voice,  or  voices. 
 
  To  hill  or  valley,  fountain,  or  fresh  shade,  Made 
  vocal  by  my  song.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Uttered  or  modulated  by  the  voice;  oral;  as  vocal  melody; 
  vocal  prayer.  ``Vocal  worship.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  vowel  or  voice  sound;  also  ?poken 
  with  tone,  intonation,  and  resonance;  sonant;  sonorous;  -- 
  said  of  certain  articulate  sounds. 
 
  4.  (Phon.) 
  a  Consisting  of  or  characterized  by  voice,  or  tone 
  produced  in  the  larynx,  which  may  be  modified,  either 
  by  resonance,  as  in  the  case  of  the  vowels,  or  by 
  obstructive  action  as  in  certain  consonants,  such  as 
  v,  l,  etc.,  or  by  both  as  in  the  nasals  m,  n,  ng 
  sonant;  intonated;  voiced.  See  {Voice},  and  {Vowel}, 
  also  Guide  to  Pronunciation,  [sect][sect]  199-202. 
  b  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  vowel;  having  the  character  of  a 
  vowel;  vowel. 
 
  {Vocal  cords}  or  {chords}.  (Anat.)  See  {Larynx},  and  the  Note 
  under  {Voice},  n.,  1. 
 
  {Vocal  fremitus}  [L.  fremitus  a  dull  roaring  or  murmuring] 
  (Med.),  the  perceptible  vibration  of  the  chest  wall, 
  produced  by  the  transmission  of  the  sonorous  vibrations 
  during  the  act  of  using  the  voice. 
 
  {Vocal  music},  music  made  by  the  voice,  in  distinction  from 
  {instrumental  music};  hence  music  or  tunes  set  to  words 
  to  be  performed  by  the  human  voice. 
 
  {Vocal  tube}  (Anat.),  the  part  of  the  air  passages  above  the 
  inferior  ligaments  of  the  larynx,  including  the  passages 
  through  the  nose  and  mouth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chord  \Chord\,  n.  [L  chorda  a  gut,  a  string  made  of  a  gut,  Gr 
  ?.  In  the  sense  of  a  string  or  small  rope,  in  general,  it  is 
  written  cord.  See  {Cord}.] 
  1.  The  string  of  a  musical  instrument.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  A  combination  of  tones  simultaneously  performed, 
  producing  more  or  less  perfect  harmony,  as  the  common 
  chord. 
 
  3.  (Geom.)  A  right  line  uniting  the  extremities  of  the  arc  of 
  a  circle  or  curve. 
 
  4.  (Anat.)  A  cord.  See  {Cord},  n.,  4. 
 
  5.  (Engin.)  The  upper  or  lower  part  of  a  truss,  usually 
  horizontal,  resisting  compression  or  tension.  --Waddell. 
 
  {Accidental,  Common,  &  Vocal}  {chords}.  See  under 
  {Accidental},  {Common},  and  {Vocal}. 
 
  {Chord  of  an  arch}.  See  Illust.  of  {Arch}. 
 
  {Chord  of  curvature},  a  chord  drawn  from  any  point  of  a 
  curve,  in  the  circle  of  curvature  for  that  point. 
 
  {Scale  of  chords}.  See  {Scale}. 




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