- a singing exercise using sol-fa syllables or other vowel sounds
- a vocal composition or passage using vowel sounds instead of words
Origin of vocaliseFrench ; from vocaliser, to vocalize
An exercise, composition, or arrangement in which a performer sings solmization syllables or other meaningless vocal sounds rather than a text.
Origin of vocaliseFrench, from vocaliser, to vocalize, from vocal, vocal, from Old French; see vocal.
Variant of vocalize.
(third-person singular simple present vocalises, present participle vocalising, simple past and past participle vocalised)