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vocalize

[ voh-kuh-lahyz ]
/ 藞vo蕣 k蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), vo路cal路ized, vo路cal路iz路ing.
verb (used without object), vo路cal路ized, vo路cal路iz路ing.
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Also especially British, vo路cal路ise .

Origin of vocalize

First recorded in 1660鈥70; vocal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM vocalize

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British Dictionary definitions for vocalize

vocalize

vocalise

/ (藞v蓹蕣k蓹藢la瑟z) /

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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