vocalize
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 nounvocalizer noun

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  • Vocalize — Vo cal*ize (v[=o] kal*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vocalized} (v[=o] kal*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Vocalizing} (v[=o] kal*[imac]*z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. vocaliser.] 1. To form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vocalize — index communicate, enunciate, observe (remark), phrase, pronounce (speak), remark Burton s Legal The …   Law dictionary

  • vocalize — (v.) 1660s, from VOCAL (Cf. vocal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Vocalized; vocalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • vocalize — (Amer.) vo·cal·ize || vəʊkÉ™laɪz v. produce a sound; pronounce a consonant as a vowel; sing; express a feeling or opinion out loud; mark an unvowelled text with vowel marks (also vocalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vocalize — [v] put into words or song belt out*, canary*, chant, chirp, communicate, convey, croon, emit, enunciate, express, give out*, groan, impart, let out*, moan, pronounce, say, shout, sing, sound, speak, talk, utter, vent, verbalize, voice, warble,… …   New thesaurus

  • vocalize — (also vocalise) ► VERB 1) utter (a sound or word). 2) express (something) with words. 3) Music sing with several notes to one vowel. DERIVATIVES vocalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • vocalize — [vō′kəl īz΄] vt. vocalized, vocalizing 1. a) to give utterance to; express with the voice; speak or sing b) to make capable of vocal expression; make vocal, or articulate 2. to add diacritical vowel marks to (the exclusively consonantal… …   English World dictionary

  • vocalize — [[t]vo͟ʊkəlaɪz[/t]] vocalizes, vocalizing, vocalized (in BRIT, also use vocalise) 1) VERB If you vocalize a feeling or an idea, you express it in words. [V n] Archbishop Hunthausen also vocalized his beliefs that women and homosexuals should be… …   English dictionary

  • vocalize — Point Point (point), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pointing}.] [Cf. F. pointer. See {Point}, n.] 1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vocalize — UK [ˈvəʊkəlaɪz] / US [ˈvoʊk(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms vocalize : present tense I/you/we/they vocalize he/she/it vocalizes present participle vocalizing past tense vocalized past participle vocalized to sing or say something with your… …   English dictionary

  • vocalize — verb /ˈvoʊ.kə.laɪz/ a) To express with the voice, to utter. Following the modern spirit, the real poems of the present, ever solidifying and expanding into the future, must vocalize the vastness and splendor and reality with which scientism has… …   Wiktionary

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