vocalise

vocalise

1 [voh-kuh-leez]
noun
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.


Origin:
1870–75; < French vocalise, apparently noun derivative of vocaliser to vocalize, with -ise taken as a noun suffix (see -ise2)

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vocalise

2 [voh-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), vocalised, vocalising.
Chiefly British, vocalize.
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vocalise (ˌvəʊkəˈliːz)
 
n
a musical passage sung upon one vowel as an exercise to develop flexibility and control of pitch and tone; solfeggio

vocalize or vocalise (ˈvəʊkəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to express with or use the voice; articulate (a speech, song, etc)
2.  (tr) to make vocal or articulate
3.  (tr) phonetics
 a.  to articulate (a speech sound) with voice
 b.  to change (a consonant) into a vowel
4.  another word for vowelize
5.  (intr) to sing a melody on a vowel, etc
 
vocalise or vocalise
 
vb
 
vocali'zation or vocalise
 
n
 
vocali'sation or vocalise
 
n
 
'vocalizer or vocalise
 
n
 
'vocaliser or vocalise
 
n

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