Vocable meaning

vōkə-bəl
A word considered only as a sequence of sounds or letters rather than as a unit of meaning.
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Capable of being voiced or spoken.
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A word or term; esp., a word regarded as a unit of sounds or letters rather than as a unit of meaning.
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(linguistics) A word or utterance, especially with reference to its form rather than its meaning.
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(music) A syllable or sound without specific meaning, used together with or in place of actual words in a song.
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(linguistics) Able to be uttered.

A vocable marker, a vocable thing.

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Origin of vocable

  • French from Old French from Latin vocābulum name from vocāre to call wekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French vocable or Latin vocabulum, from Latin vocō (“I call").

    From Wiktionary