[ voh-kuh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˈvoʊ kəˌlɪz əm /
- a vowel, diphthong, triphthong, or vowel quality, as in a syllable.
- the system of vowels of a language.
the use of the voice, as in speech or song.
the act, principles, or art of singing.
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Example sentences from the Web for vocalism
The vocalism at this service was by about sixty children and ten ladies of the regular choir.History of the Catholic Church in Paterson, N.J.|Charles A. Shriner
The aged pianist had often listened to her vocalism with enraptured gaze, and she believed he, too, was her slave.The Son of Clemenceau|Alexandre (fils) Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for vocalism
/ (ˈvəʊkəˌlɪzəm) /
the exercise of the voice, as in singing or speaking
singing, esp in respect to technique or skill
- a voiced speech sound, esp a vowel
- a system of vowels as used in a language
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