- Vocal means made by the voice, or relating to the voice, or being outspoken.
- An example of something vocal is a song.
- An example of a vocal person is someone who always debates her point.
- The definition of a vocal is a sound made by the voice, or the part of a song that is sung.
An example of a vocal is a scream.
- uttered or produced by the voice; esp., spoken; oral: vocal sounds
- sung or to be sung: vocal music
- having a voice; capable of speaking or making oral sounds
- of, used in, connected with, or belonging to the voice: vocal organs
- full of voice or voices; sounding
- expressing or inclined to express oneself in speech; speaking freely or vociferously
Origin of vocalMiddle English from Classical Latin vocalis from vox, voice
- a vocal sound
- the part of a popular song that is, or is to be, sung, rather than played by the instruments alone
- Of or relating to the production of sound through the mouth: the vertebrate vocal organs; a vocal defect.
- Uttered or produced by the voice: vocal sounds.
- Full of voices; resounding: a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children.
- Tending to express oneself often or freely; outspoken: a vocal critic of city politics.
- Linguistics a. Of or resembling vowels; vocalic.b. Voiced.
- Music Of, relating to, or performed by singing: vocal training; vocal music.
- A vocal sound.
- often vocals A part or melody that is sung in a musical performance or recording: The drummer does the lead vocal on that song.
Origin of vocalMiddle English from Old French from Latin vōcālis from vōx vōc- voice ; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more vocal, superlative most vocal)
- Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices
- vocal problems
- Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer, vocal worship.
- Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds
- (phonetics) 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
- (phonetics) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel
- a vocal sound
- loud; getting oneself heard.
- The protestors were very vocal in their message to the mayor.
- (phonetics) 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
- (Roman Catholic Church) A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
From Old French vocal from Latin vÅcÄlis.