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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French vocal, borrowed from Latin vōcālis. Doublet of vowel.

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AdjectiveEdit

vocal (comparative more vocal, superlative most vocal)

  1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech
    vocal problems
  2. Having a voice
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost
      To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade, / Made vocal by my song.
  3. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral
    vocal melody
    vocal prayer
    vocal worship
  4. Of or pertaining to a voice sound; spoken
  5. (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; sonant; intonated; voiced. See voice, and vowel
  6. (phonetics) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel
    a vocal sound
  7. loud; getting oneself heard.
    The protesters were very vocal in their message to the mayor.

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TranslationsEdit

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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; distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) A man 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. A vowel.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vōcālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vocal (masculine and feminine plural vocals)

  1. vocal

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NounEdit

vocal f (plural vocals)

  1. vowel

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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)

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vōcālis. Doublet of vogal.

AdjectiveEdit

vocal m, 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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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin vōcālis.

NounEdit

vocal f (plural vocales)

  1. vowel

NounEdit

vocal m, f (plural vocales)

  1. voter, member with vote rights

AdjectiveEdit

vocal (plural vocales)

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

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