noun Date: 1854 1. a. the vowel system of a language or dialect b. the pattern of vowels in a word or paradigm 2. vocalization 3. vocal art or technique ; singing

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  • vocalism — VOCALÍSM s.n. 1. Sistem al vocalelor unei limbi, din punct de vedere fonetic şi fonologic, într un anumit moment al evoluţiei sale. 2. Parte, capitol al foneticii istorice a unei limbi, care se ocupă cu studiul vocalelor. – Din fr. vocalisme.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Vocalism — Vo cal*ism (v[=o] kal*[i^]z m), n. 1. The exercise of the vocal organs; vocalization. [1913 Webster] 2. A vocalic sound. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vocalism — index intonation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vocalism — [vō′kəl iz΄əm] n. 1. the use of the voice, as in speaking or singing; vocalization 2. the art of singing 3. a) the system of vowels peculiar to a given language, dialect, etc. b) a vocalic sound; vowel …   English World dictionary

  • vocalism — См. vocalismo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • vocalism — /voh keuh liz euhm/, n. 1. Phonet. a. a vowel, diphthong, triphthong, or vowel quality, as in a syllable. b. the system of vowels of a language. 2. the use of the voice, as in speech or song. 3. the act, principles, or art of singing. [1860 65;… …   Universalium

  • vocalism — noun a) speaking or singing b) The vowel sounds used in a language …   Wiktionary

  • vocalísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • vocalism — noun 1》 the use of the voice or vocal organs in speech or singing. 2》 Phonetics a vowel sound or articulation.     ↘a system of vowels used in a given language …   English new terms dictionary

  • vocalism — vo·cal·ism …   English syllables

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