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vocable

[ voh-kuh-buhl ]
/ ˈvoʊ kə bəl /
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noun
a word; term; name.
a word considered only as a combination of certain sounds or letters, without regard to meaning.
adjective
capable of being spoken.
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Origin of vocable

1520–30; <Latin vocābulum a word, a name, equivalent to vocā(re) to call + -bulum noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM vocable

vo·ca·bly, adverbnon·vo·ca·ble, adjective, nounun·vo·ca·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vocable

vocable
/ (ˈvəʊkəbəl) /

noun
any word, either written or spoken, regarded simply as a sequence of letters or spoken sounds, irrespective of its meaning
a vocal sound; vowel
adjective
capable of being uttered

Derived forms of vocable

vocably, adverb

Word Origin for vocable

C16: from Latin vocābulum a designation, from vocāre to call
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