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vocalism

[voh-kuh-liz-uh m] /ˈvoʊ kəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
Phonetics.
  1. a vowel, diphthong, triphthong, or vowel quality, as in a syllable.
  2. the system of vowels of a language.
2.
the use of the voice, as in speech or song.
3.
the act, principles, or art of singing.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; vocal + -ism
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Examples from the web for vocalism
  • Voices follow character, and nothing is better than a superb vocalism.
  • Though her sound was not always attractive, this was visceral, blazing and deeply affecting vocalism.
  • All the vocalism evidenced long drill and much care.
British Dictionary definitions for vocalism

vocalism

/ˈvəʊkəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the exercise of the voice, as in singing or speaking
2.
singing, esp in respect to technique or skill
3.
(phonetics)
  1. a voiced speech sound, esp a vowel
  2. a system of vowels as used in a language
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