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Vocalize definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VO'CALIZE, v.t. to form into voice; to make vocal.
It is one thing to give impulse to breath alone, and another to vocalize that breath.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: utter with vibrating vocal chords [syn: voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise] [ant: devoice]
2: sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel [syn: vocalize, vocalise]
3: pronounce as a vowel; "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized" [syn: vocalize, vocalise, vowelize, vowelise]
4: express or state clearly [syn: articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocalise]
5: utter speech sounds [syn: vocalize, vocalise, phonate]

Merriam Webster's

verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1669 transitive verb 1. to give voice to ; utter; specifically sing 2. a. to make voiced rather than voiceless ; voice b. to convert to a vowel 3. to furnish (as a consonantal Hebrew or Arabic text) with vowels or vowel points intransitive verb 1. to utter vocal sounds 2. sing; specifically to sing without words vocalization noun vocalizer noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. (also -ise) 1 tr. a form (a sound) or utter (a word) with the voice. b make sonant (f is vocalized into v). 2 intr. utter a vocal sound. 3 tr. write (Hebrew etc.) with vowel points. 4 intr. Mus. sing with several notes to one vowel. Derivatives: vocalization n. vocalizer n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vocalize 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(vocalizes, vocalizing, vocalized) Note: in BRIT, also use 'vocalise' 1. If you vocalize a feeling or an idea, you express it in words. Archbishop Hunthausen also vocalized his beliefs that women and homosexuals should be more active in the church. = express VERB: V n 2. When you vocalize a sound, you use your voice to make it, especially by singing it. In India and Bali students learn to vocalize music before ever picking up instruments. VERB: V n, also V

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