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vo•ca•lise



Pronunciation: (vō"ku-lēz'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/vocalise.html on line 75 [key]
n.
1. a musical composition consisting of the singing of melody with vowel sounds or nonsense syllables rather than text, as for special effect in classical compositions, in polyphonic jazz singing by special groups, or in virtuoso vocal exercises.
2. any such singing exercise or vocalized melody. Cf. doo-wop, melisma, scat singing, solfeggio.

vo•cal•ise



Pronunciation: (vō'ku-līz"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/vocalise.html on line 101 [key]
v.t., v.i., -ised, is•ing.
Chiefly Brit.vocalize.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/vocalise.html on line 144 vocalise (Thesaurus)

 

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