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Definition of "vocal" []

  • Of or relating to the voice: the vertebrate vocal organs; a vocal defect. (adjective)
  • Uttered or produced by the voice. (adjective)
  • Having a voice; capable of emitting sound or speech. (adjective)
  • Full of voices; resounding: a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children. (adjective)
  • Tending to express oneself often or freely; outspoken: a vocal critic of city politics. (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 "vocal" in a sentence
  • "While I applaud his early championing of mono, his work with George Harrison on All Things Must Pass was horrible (the vocal is almost inaudible), and his work with Lennon only acceptable because of the generally sparse arrangements."
  • "They called -- they -- they used what they called vocal anesthetic, which means the doctor just says, ` This is not going to hurt much. '"
  • "And here there's always been concern about what they call the vocal minority -- the ability to destabilize the situation."