- 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.
vocal definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
- vocally adverb
vocal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to the voice: the vertebrate vocal organs; a vocal defect.
- Uttered or produced by the voice.
- Having a voice; capable of emitting sound or speech.
- 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.
- Music A popular composition for a singer, often with instrumental accompaniment.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vōcālis, from vōx, vōc-, voice; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
- voˈcal·ly adverb
- voˈcal·ness noun
vocal - Medical Definition
- Of or relating to the voice.
- Capable of emitting sound or speech.