vocalise

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[ voh-kuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈvoʊ kəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), vo·cal·ised, vo·cal·is·ing.

Chiefly British. vocalize.

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Definition for vocalising (2 of 2)

vocalize
[ voh-kuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈvoʊ kəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), vo·cal·ized, vo·cal·iz·ing.

verb (used without object), vo·cal·ized, vo·cal·iz·ing.

Also especially British, vo·cal·ise.

Origin of vocalize

First recorded in 1660–70; vocal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM vocalize

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Example sentences from the Web for vocalising

  • Then he sang this song, in a low and almost toneless voice, uttering the notes rather than vocalising them.

    The Green Carnation|Robert Smythe Hichens

British Dictionary definitions for vocalising (1 of 2)

vocalise
/ (ˌvəʊkəˈliːz) /

noun

a musical passage sung upon one vowel as an exercise to develop flexibility and control of pitch and tone; solfeggio

British Dictionary definitions for vocalising (2 of 2)

vocalize

vocalise

/ (ˈvəʊkəˌlaɪz) /

verb

to express with or use the voice; articulate (a speech, song, etc)
(tr) to make vocal or articulate
(tr) phonetics
  1. to articulate (a speech sound) with voice
  2. to change (a consonant) into a vowel
another word for vowelize
(intr) to sing a melody on a vowel, etc

Derived forms of vocalize

vocalization or vocalisation, nounvocalizer or vocaliser, noun
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