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unvocal

[uhn-voh-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. not outspoken; reserved; not eloquent in speech; inarticulate.
  2. not mellifluous, as the speaking voice.
  3. not melodious; unmusical: unvocal attempts at writing art songs.

Origin of unvocal

First recorded in 1765–75; un-1 + vocal
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Historical Examples

  • The very word cantabile emphasizes, by antithesis, the unvocal character of the old florid style.

    Chopin and Other Musical Essays

    Henry T. Finck