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vocable

[voh-kuh-buh l] /ˈvoʊ kə bəl/
noun
1.
a word; term; name.
2.
a word considered only as a combination of certain sounds or letters, without regard to meaning.
adjective
3.
capable of being spoken.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin vocābulum a word, a name, equivalent to vocā(re) to call + -bulum noun suffix
Related forms
vocably, adverb
nonvocable, adjective, noun
unvocable, adjective
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vocable

/ˈvəʊkəbəl/
noun
1.
any word, either written or spoken, regarded simply as a sequence of letters or spoken sounds, irrespective of its meaning
2.
a vocal sound; vowel
adjective
3.
capable of being uttered
Derived Forms
vocably, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin vocābulum a designation, from vocāre to call
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