vocalized

vocalize

[voh-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), vocalized, vocalizing.
1.
to make vocal; utter; articulate; sing.
2.
to endow with a voice; cause to utter.
3.
Phonetics.
a.
to voice.
b.
to change into a vowel (contrasted with consonantalize ).
4.
(of hebrew, Arabic, and other writing systems that do not usually indicate vowels) to furnish with vowels or vowel points.
verb (used without object), vocalized, vocalizing.
5.
to use the voice, as in speech or song.
6.
to sing without uttering words, especially to warm up the voice, practice vowel sounds, etc., before a performance.
7.
to sing scales, arpeggios, trills, or the like, usually to a solmization syllable or a vowel sound.
8.
Phonetics. to become changed into a vowel.
Also, especially British, vocalise.


Origin:
1660–70; vocal + -ize

vocalization, noun
vocalizer, noun
misvocalization, noun
nonvocalization, noun
subvocalize, verb, subvocalized, subvocalizing.
unvocalized, adjective
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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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vocalize
1660s, from vocal + -ize.
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