[voh-kuh l] /ˈvoʊ kəl/
of, relating to, or uttered with the voice:
the vocal mechanism; vocal criticism.
rendered by or intended for singing:
having a voice:
A dog is a vocal, but not a verbal, being.
giving forth sound with or as with a voice.
inclined to express oneself in words, especially copiously or insistently:
a vocal advocate of reform.
a vocal sound.
a musical piece for a singer, usually with instrumental accompaniment.
Compare (def 6).
of, relating to, or designed for the voice: vocal music
produced or delivered by the voice: vocal noises
connected with an attribute or the production of the voice: vocal organs
frequently disposed to outspoken speech, criticism, etc: a vocal minority
full of sound or voices: a vocal assembly
endowed with a voice
eloquent or meaningful
a piece of jazz or pop music that is sung
a performance of such a piece of music
late 14c., “spoken, oral,” from Old French vocal, from Latin vocalis “sounding, sonorous, speaking,” as a noun, “a vowel,” from vox (genitive vocis) “voice” (see voice (n.)). In reference to music (as opposed to instrumental), first recorded 1580s; meaning “outspoken” first attested 1871. Vocal cords is from 1872; see cord.
vocal vo·cal (vō’kəl)
- Nord-Ostsee Kanal
[nawrt awst-zey kah-nahl] /ˈnɔrt ˈɔst zeɪ kɑˈnɑl/ noun 1. German name of .
/French nɔrpɑdəkalɛ/ noun 1. a region of N France, on the Straits of Dover (the Pas de Calais): coal-mining, textile, and metallurgical industries
- Nord pl
Intermediate language for Norsk Data computers. Sintran III, the operating system of the ND 10 (late 1970’s), was written in NORD PL. [“NORD PL User’s Guide”, ND-60.047.03].
[nawrt-rahyn-vest-fah-luh n] /ˈnɔrt raɪnˌvɛstˈfɑ lən/ noun 1. German name of . /ˈnɔrtrainvɛstˈfaːlən/ noun 1. the German name for North Rhine-Westphalia