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.


Nearby words

  1. vocalise,
  2. vocalism,
  3. vocalist,
  4. vocality,
  5. vocalization,
  6. vocally,
  7. vocals,
  8. vocat.,
  9. vocation,
  10. vocational

Also especially British, vo·cal·ise.

Origin of vocalize

First recorded in 1660–70; vocal + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for vocalize

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 Formsvocalization or vocalisation, nounvocalizer or vocaliser, noun

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Word Origin and History for vocalize

vocalize

v.

1660s, from vocal + -ize. Related: Vocalized; vocalizing.

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