Complete Definition of "vocalize"

English
Alternative spellings
vocalise
Etymology
vocal + -ize
Pronunciation
(US) IPA: /ËvoÊkÉËlaɪz/

Verb
en-verb|vocaliz|ing

  1. to express with the voice, to utter

#*1876, Walt Whitman, preface to the 1876 edition of Leaves of Grass
#*:Following the modern spirit, the real poems of the present, ever solidifying and expanding into the future, must vocalize the vastness and splendor and reality with which scientism has invested man and the universe,...
#music to sing without using words
#linguistics: to turn a consonant into a vowel
#linguistics: to make a sound voiced rather than voiceless (dated)

Derived terms
vocalization

io:vocalize
vi:vocalize
zh:vocalize

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