Definition of "vocable" [vo•ca•ble]

  • A word considered only as a sequence of sounds or letters rather than as a unit of meaning. (noun)
  • Capable of being voiced or spoken. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vocable" in a sentence
  • "Adonis _Adonis_ apropos _apropo_ bowsprit _bowsprit_ brooch _broch_ not _broosh_ compromise _compromize_ jowl _jol_, not like _owl_ molecular _molecular_ ogle _ogle_ trow _tro_ vocable _vocable_ zoology _zoology_, not _zoo_"
  • "Further, an approach to symbolic description of musical sounds informed by human perception termed vocable synthesis is provided by McLean and Wiggins 2009."
  • "2007 – Got interested in timbre and the voice, came up with the idea vocable synthesis."