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  1. of, relating to, or resembling a vowel.
  2. consisting of, characterized by, or containing vowels.
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Origin of vocalic

First recorded in 1805–15; vocal + -ic
Related formsnon·vo·cal·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for vocalic

Historical Examples

  • In Goidelic, we find two mutations, the vocalic and the nasal.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5


  • All these factors were equally true of the German vocalic shift.


    Edward Sapir

  • Later on, in the fifteenth century, vocalic alliteration in general falls into disuse more and more.

  • It is better to take a as a vocalic abstract prefix and to consider kad as the root.

    Sumerian Hymns

    Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh

  • The peculiar rhythm of the original, with the alliterations and vocalic concords, give it remarkable smoothness and force.

British Dictionary definitions for vocalic


  1. phonetics of, relating to, or containing a vowel or vowels
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