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vocal


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  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]: 
 
  Vocal  \Vo"cal\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  vocal,  LL  vocalis.] 
  1.  (Phon.)  A  vocal  sound;  specifically,  a  purely  vocal 
  element  of  speech,  unmodified  except  by  resonance;  a  vowel 
  or  a  diphthong;  a  tonic  element;  a  tonic;  --  distinguished 
  from  a  subvocal,  and  a  nonvocal. 
 
  2.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  A  man  who  has  a  right  to  vote  in  certain 
  elections. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vocal 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  designed  for  or  using  the  singing  voice; 
  "vocal  technique";  "the  vocal  repertoire";  "organized 
  a  vocal  group  to  sing  his  compositions"  [ant:  {instrumental}] 
  2:  having  or  using  the  power  to  produce  speech  or  sound;  "vocal 
  organs";  "all  vocal  beings  hymned  their  praise" 
  3:  using  the  voice  in  song;  "vocal  music"  [syn:  {sung}] 
  4:  given  to  expressing  yourself  freely  or  insistently; 
  "outspoken  in  their  opposition  to  segregation";  "a  vocal 
  assembly"  [syn:  {outspoken}] 
  5:  using  the  voice  in  speech;  "vocal  communication";  "either 
  silent  or  vocal  prayers";  "vocal  noises"  [syn:  {spoken}] 
  6:  full  of  the  sound  of  voices;  "a  playground  vocal  with  the 
  shouts  and  laughter  of  children" 




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