vocalise definition by Webster's New World
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- a singing exercise using sol-fa syllables or other vowel sounds
- a vocal composition or passage using vowel sounds instead of words
Origin: French ; from vocaliser, to vocalize
vocalise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An exercise, composition, or arrangement in which a performer sings solmization syllables or other meaningless vocal sounds rather than a text.
Origin: French, from vocaliser, to vocalize, from vocal, vocal, from Old French; see vocal.
verb Chiefly British
Variant of vocalize.