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VOCALIZE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does vocalize mean? 

VOCALIZE (verb)
  The verb VOCALIZE has 5 senses:

1. utter with vibrating vocal chords
2. sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
3. pronounce as a vowel
4. express or state clearly
5. utter speech sounds

  Familiarity information: VOCALIZE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOCALIZE (verb)


Sense 1vocalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter with vibrating vocal chords

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

vocalize; voice; vocalise; sound

Hypernyms (to "vocalize" is one way to...):

articulate; enounce; enunciate; pronounce; say; sound out (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vocalize"):

chirk (make a shrill creaking, squeaking, or noise, as of a door, mouse, or bird)

quaver; waver (give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2vocalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

vocalise; vocalize

Hypernyms (to "vocalize" is one way to...):

sing (produce tones with the voice)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue vocalize
They will vocalize the duet


Sense 3vocalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pronounce as a vowel

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

vowelise; vowelize; vocalise; vocalize

Context example:

between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized

Hypernyms (to "vocalize" is one way to...):

articulate; enounce; enunciate; pronounce; say; sound out (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue vocalize


Sense 4vocalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express or state clearly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

enunciate; vocalise; articulate; vocalize

Hypernyms (to "vocalize" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5vocalize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter speech sounds

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

phonate; vocalise; vocalize

Hypernyms (to "vocalize" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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