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NOUN (2)

1. music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment;
[syn: vocal music, vocal]

2. a short musical composition with words;
- Example: "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
[syn: song, vocal]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. relating to or designed for or using the singing voice;
- Example: "vocal technique"
- Example: "the vocal repertoire"
- Example: "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions"

2. having or using the power to produce speech or sound;
- Example: "vocal organs"
- Example: "all vocal beings hymned their praise"

3. given to expressing yourself freely or insistently;
- Example: "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"
- Example: "a vocal assembly"
[syn: outspoken, vocal]

4. full of the sound of voices;
- Example: "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vocal \Vo"cal\ (v[=o]"kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.] 1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices. [1913 Webster] To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade, Made vocal by my song. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer. "Vocal worship." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds. [1913 Webster] 4. (Phon.) (a) Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel, also Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 199-202. (b) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel. [1913 Webster] Vocal cords or Vocal chords. n. pl. (Anat.) The two pairs of mucous membranes that project into the larynx, and which produce the sounds of speech by vibrating under the influence of air exhaled from the lungs. See Larynx, and the Note under Voice, n., 1. Vocal fremitus [L. fremitus a dull roaring or murmuring] (Med.), the perceptible vibration of the chest wall, produced by the transmission of the sonorous vibrations during the act of using the voice. Vocal music, music made by the voice, in distinction from instrumental music; hence, music or tunes set to words, to be performed by the human voice. Vocal tube (Anat.), the part of the air passages above the inferior ligaments of the larynx, including the passages through the nose and mouth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vocal \Vo"cal\ (v[=o]"kal), n. [Cf. F. vocal, LL. vocalis.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Phon.) A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal. [1913 Webster] 2. (R. C. Ch.) A man who has a right to vote in certain elections. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vocal adj 1: relating to or designed for or using the singing voice; "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions" [ant: instrumental] 2: having or using the power to produce speech or sound; "vocal organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise" 3: given to expressing yourself freely or insistently; "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal assembly" [syn: outspoken, vocal] 4: full of the sound of voices; "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children" n 1: music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment [syn: vocal music, vocal] 2: a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs" [syn: song, vocal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "vocal": alto, articulate, articulated, baritone, bass, bravura, choral, choric, coloratura, dramatic, eloquent, enunciated, expressed, expressive, falsetto, fluent, free, free-spoken, heroic, hymnal, intonated, lingual, linguistic, liturgical, lyric, nuncupative, operatic, oral, outspoken, parol, pronounced, psalmic, psalmodial, psalmodic, round, sacred, said, singing, smooth-spoken, sonant, soprano, sounded, speech, spoken, stentorian, tenor, treble, unwritten, uttered, venting, verbal, viva voce, vocalized, voiced, voiceful, voicing, vowel, vowellike