- the fact or quality of being a vowel or like a vowel: Determining the vocality of the second element in these Lithuanian diphthongs is key for the question of syllable structure.
- (of a consonant) the fact or quality of being voiced, or involving vibration of the vocal cords: Every consonant, made with or without vocality, derives its character from obstructive action by the organs of the mouth.
OTHER WORDS FROM vocalitynon·vo·cal·i·ty, nounnon·vo·cal·ness, noun
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How to use vocality in a sentence
There’s a confessional quality to this number, not only because members of the group co-wrote it — the band co-wrote the entire album — but because BTS’s gorgeous vocals are often the melodic equivalent of an ASMR session.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
These alterations include the loss of a gene involved in the development of the vocal tract, possibly influencing passerines’ songs.Hundreds of new genomes help fill the bird ‘tree of life’|Jake Buehler|November 17, 2020|Science News
He’s a vocal supporter of the second amendment and, as he told the New York Times in 2015, he sometimes carries a gun because he has an office in “a questionable part of town.”Why People Are Mad at Alton Brown and Why Alton Brown Is Mad at Newsweek, Explained|Elazar Sontag|November 11, 2020|Eater
Citing rising coronavirus cases nationwide and in the Washington area — as well as what they call insufficient safety measures — some vocal teachers’ associations have urged school officials to keep classes online for the rest of the academic year.Fauquier County Public Schools returns majority of students to classrooms|Hannah Natanson|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Gloria, long regarded as a champion of transit – although he supported a 2016 tax measure that included freeway projects and was a far cry from Ikhrata’s vision – has been a vocal supporter of the new plan.San Diego Is a Big City – Todd Gloria Wants it to Act Like One|Andrew Keatts|November 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The exercises for the radical stress should be first aspirated, then repeated with full vocality.
Impure vocality, it is true, has its own appropriate use, in the representation of certain emotional states of the mind.
Should any breath be spent in aspiration, or in hissing, or in guttural enunciation, the vocality is said to be impure.
This, pitched on a flat and haughty level of vocality, was her method of opening the conversation.Little Miss Grouch|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Somehow that awful vocality and the hardly less agonizing accompaniment had to be paid for.The Beggar's Purse|Samuel Hopkins Adams