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vo·cal  (vkl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the voice: the vertebrate vocal organs; a vocal defect.
2. Uttered or produced by the voice.
3. Having a voice; capable of emitting sound or speech.
4. Full of voices; resounding: a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children.
5. Tending to express oneself often or freely; outspoken: a vocal critic of city politics.
6. Linguistics
a. Of or resembling vowels; vocalic.
b. Voiced.
7. Music Of, relating to, or performed by singing: vocal training; vocal music.
n.
1. A vocal sound.
2. Music A popular composition for a singer, often with instrumental accompaniment.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vclis, from vx, vc-, voice; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

vocal·ly adv.
vocal·ness n.


vocal  /vokl/  adj. 1 related to speaking and the voice: His vocal chords hurt from talking too much. 2 loud, complaining: A vocal group of protesters complained about air pollution. -adv. vocally. vocal

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