Nonvocal



[voh-kuh l] /ˈvoʊ kəl/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or uttered with the voice:
the vocal mechanism; vocal criticism.
2.
rendered by or intended for singing:
vocal music.
3.
having a voice:
A dog is a vocal, but not a verbal, being.
4.
giving forth sound with or as with a voice.
5.
inclined to express oneself in words, especially copiously or insistently:
a vocal advocate of reform.
6.
Phonetics.

noun
7.
a vocal sound.
8.
a musical piece for a singer, usually with instrumental accompaniment.
Compare (def 6).
/ˈvəʊkəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or designed for the voice: vocal music
2.
produced or delivered by the voice: vocal noises
3.
connected with an attribute or the production of the voice: vocal organs
4.
frequently disposed to outspoken speech, criticism, etc: a vocal minority
5.
full of sound or voices: a vocal assembly
6.
endowed with a voice
7.
eloquent or meaningful
8.
(phonetics)

noun
9.
a piece of jazz or pop music that is sung
10.
a performance of such a piece of music
adj.

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)
adj.

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