See also: vocâl

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late Middle English vocal, borrowed from Latin vōcālis (uttering a voice, sounding, speaking), from vōx (a voice, sound, tone) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjectival suffix). Doublet of vowel and vocalis. Compare Old French vocal.

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vocal (comparative more vocal, superlative most vocal)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling the human voice or speech.
    vocal problems
    1. (anatomy) Used in the production of speech sounds.
      vocal apparatus
    2. (music) Relating to, composed or arranged for, or sung by the human voice.
    3. (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.
      Synonyms: sonant, intonated, voiced
    4. (phonetics) Synonym of vocalic.
  2. Uttered or modulated by the voice; expressed in words.
    vocal melody, vocal prayer, vocal worship
    Synonyms: oral, audible
    Antonyms: inaudible, quiet, silent, voiceless
    1. Expressing opinions or feelings freely, loudly, or insistently.
      The protesters were very vocal in their message to the mayor.
      Synonyms: outspoken, loud, audible
      Antonyms: inaudible, quiet, silent
    2. Having or exercising the power of producing voice, speech, or sound.
      Synonym: spoken
    3. Synonym of expressive.
    4. Full of voices.
      Synonym: resounding

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NounEdit

vocal (plural vocals)

  1. (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.
    Coordinate terms: subvocal, nonvocal
  2. (music) A part of a piece of music that is sung.
    Synonym: song
    Hyponyms: backup vocals, lead vocals
    1. (acting) A musical performance involving singing.
  3. (Catholicism) A man in the Roman Catholic Church who has a right to vote in certain elections.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vōcālis.

NounEdit

vocal f (plural vocales)

  1. (grammar) A vowel.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vōcālis.

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vocal (masculine and feminine plural vocals)

  1. vocal

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vocal f (plural vocals)

  1. vowel

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French vocal, borrowed from Latin vōcālis. Doublet of voyelle.

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vocal (feminine singular vocale, masculine plural vocaux, feminine plural vocales)

  1. vocal, related to the voice

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vōcālis.

AdjectiveEdit

vocal m (oblique and nominative feminine singular vocale)

  1. vocal (relating to a voice or voices)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: vocal
  • Middle English: vocal

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vōcālis. Doublet of vogal.

AdjectiveEdit

vocal m or f (plural vocais, comparable)

  1. vocal (of or pertaining to the voice or speech)
  2. vocal (uttered or modulated by the voice)

NounEdit

vocal m, f (plural vocais)

  1. vocalist (singer in a band)
    Synonym: vocalista

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French vocal, from Latin vocalis.

AdjectiveEdit

vocal m or n (feminine singular vocală, masculine plural vocali, feminine and neuter plural vocale)

  1. vocal

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vōcālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /boˈkal/, [boˈkal]
  • (file)

NounEdit

vocal f (plural vocales)

  1. vowel

NounEdit

vocal m or f (plural vocales)

  1. voter, member with vote rights

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AdjectiveEdit

vocal (plural vocales)

  1. by means of the voice
  2. related to the voice
  3. using the voice

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