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Meaning of VOCALIZE

Pronunciation:  'vowku`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  utter speech sounds
  2. [v]  utter with vibrating vocal chords
  3. [v]  express or state clearly
  4. [v]  pronounce as a vowel
  5. [v]  sing with one vowel
 

VOCALIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: phonate, sound, vocalise, vocalise, voice, vowelise, vowelize
 
 Antonyms: devoice
 
 See Also: articulate, chirk, enounce, enunciate, mouth, pronounce, quaver, say, sing, sound out, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalise, verbalize, waver

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vo"cal*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vocalized}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Vocalizing}.] [Cf. F. vocaliser.]
1. To form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give
   intonation or resonance to.

         It is one thing to give an impulse to breath alone,
         another thing to vocalize that breath. --Holder.

2. To practice singing on the vowel sounds.

 

 

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