Crossword clues for vocal
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Vocal \Vo"cal\ (v[=o]"kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]
Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices.
To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade, Made vocal by my song.
Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer. ``Vocal worship.''
Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds.
(Phon.) (a) 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, also Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 199-202. (b) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel. Vocal cords or Vocal chords. n. pl. (Anat.) The two pairs of mucous membranes that project into the larynx, and which produce the sounds of speech by vibrating under the influence of air exhaled from the lungs. See Larynx, and the Note under Voice, n.,
Vocal fremitus [L. fremitus a dull roaring or murmuring] (Med.), the perceptible vibration of the chest wall, produced by the transmission of the sonorous vibrations during the act of using the voice.
Vocal music, music made by the voice, in distinction from instrumental music; hence, music or tunes set to words, to be performed by the human voice.
Vocal tube (Anat.), the part of the air passages above the inferior ligaments of the larynx, including the passages through the nose and mouth.
Vocal \Vo"cal\ (v[=o]"kal), n. [Cf. F. vocal, LL. vocalis.]
(Phon.) 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.
(R. C. Ch.) A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "spoken, oral," from Old French vocal (13c.), from Latin vocalis "sounding, sonorous, speaking," as a noun, "a vowel," from vox (genitive vocis) "voice" (see voice (n.)). In reference to music (as opposed to instrumental), first recorded 1580s; meaning "outspoken" first attested 1871. Vocal cords is from 1872; see cord.
a. 1 Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices 2 Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, '''vocal''' melody; '''vocal''' prayer, '''vocal''' worship. 3 Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds 4 (context phonetics English) 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 (g: m), (g: n), ''ng''; sonant; intonated; voiced. See voice, and vowel 5 (context phonetics English) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel 6 loud; getting oneself heard. n. 1 (context phonetics English) 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 (context Roman Catholic Church English) A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
adj. relating to or designed for or using the singing voice; "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions" [ant: instrumental]
having or using the power to produce speech or sound; "vocal organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise"
using the voice in song; "vocal music" [syn: sung]
given to expressing yourself freely or insistently; "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal assembly" [syn: outspoken]
using the voice in speech; "vocal communication"; "either silent or vocal prayers"; "vocal noises" [syn: spoken]
full of the sound of voices; "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"
"Vocal" is the second single from the Pet Shop Boys album Electric, released on 3 June 2013.
Usage examples of "vocal".
And in the Fifth Symphony, one of those in which he called for no vocal performers, he nevertheless managed to vary and expand the conventional suite by preceding the first allegro with a march, and separating and relieving the gargantuan scherzo and rondo with an adagietto for strings alone.
Each arytenoid is movable on the cricoid and is connected with one end of a vocal cord.
Finally Jaimie went back to her room to locate MacCarron, while Becker wandered into the bar, where the huge holographic screen was showing a boxing match between two quick little featherweights, one from Zimbabwe and one from Pakistan, both with their fervent and very vocal rooting sections.
There were two Old Bloods, a man calling himself Boyo and a woman using the name Silvereye, who were particularly vocal.
A raven swung upside down on a whalebone perch, making the soft chuffing noises of a bird whose vocal cords had felt the heat of a throat-iron upon hatching.
One of the most vocal advocates for deregulation was Enron--a major contributor to the Republican party, and George W Bush in particular.
Since that time it has been given almost every year in Leipsic, and more or less frequently in all the musical centers of the world, but its elaboration is very great and its vocal treatment unsatisfactory to solo voices, for which reason it succeeds only under the inspiration of an artistic and enthusiastic leader.
Plastic surgery to feminize the face, vocal cord surgery to raise the pitch of the voice, silicone implants into the cheeks, and the tattooing of eyeliner and lipliner onto the face are among the procedures transsexuals undergo that CDs almost never undertake.
Basically a giant Gelada baboon, with material from certain breeds of dog, from the hunting cats, and from human stock for intelligence, vocal cords, and a fully opposable thumb.
She was then kind enough to say that she had never seen me at the Courtag, which was a vocal and instrumental concert given at the palace, and open to all.
The hypnotic buzz, which issued from the diaphragmic vocal organs of the plants, soothed and soothed and soothed, until Kaw felt very relaxed.
As one of the first of vocal artists, whose voice was superbly trained and was preserved to the end of his life, I have had to pay to Wachtel the tribute of the most complete admiration and recognition, in contrast to many others who thought themselves greater than he, and yet were not worthy to unloose the latchet of his shoes.
Then twenty-two years ago, after nearly twenty years of ill-tempered confrontation with his fellow theorists, he had, with characteristic abruptness, resigned from his position at Cambridge and retreated to Launde Abbey to pursue his theories without carping interference from lesser minds, his brilliance and loud vocal intolerance of the dry, crusty world endemic to academia creating a media legend of Bohemian eccentricity in the process.
Thus an essential step in human evolution must have been the transfer of control of vocal language from the limbic system to the temporal lobes of the neocortex, a transition from instinctual to learned communication.
He recorded it first with himself singing at the piano, then overdubbed a double-tracked vocal, maracas, then drums and finally the bass line.