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vocal

[ voh-kuhl ]
/ ˈvoʊ kəl /
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adjective
noun
a vocal sound.
a musical piece for a singer, usually with instrumental accompaniment.Compare instrumental (def. 6).
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Origin of vocal

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin vōcālis, equivalent to vōc- (stem of vōx) voice + -ālis-al1

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British Dictionary definitions for vocal

vocal
/ (ˈvəʊkəl) /

adjective
noun
a piece of jazz or pop music that is sung
a performance of such a piece of music

Derived forms of vocal

vocality (vəʊˈkælɪtɪ), nounvocally, adverb

Word Origin for vocal

C14: from Latin vōcālis possessed of a voice, from vōx voice
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Medical definitions for vocal

vocal
[ vōkəl ]

adj.
Of or relating to the voice.
Capable of emitting sound or speech.
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