• (British) IPA: /ˈvəʊ.kəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈvoʊ.kəl/


  1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech
    vocal problems
  2. Having a voice
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost
      To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade, / Made vocal by my song.
  3. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral
    vocal melody
    vocal prayer
    vocal worship
  4. Of or pertaining to a voice sound; spoken
  5. (phonetics) 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
  6. (phonetics) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel
    a vocal sound
  7. loud; getting oneself heard.
    The protesters were very vocal in their message to the mayor.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: vocálico
  • Russian: гла́сный
  • German: vokalisch
  • Portuguese: vocálico
  • Russian: гла́сный
  • Spanish: vocálico
Translations Noun

vocal (plural vocals)

  1. (phonetics) 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
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.

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