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Definition of the noun vocalization

What does vocalization mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: vocalizations

  1. the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
  2. the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

Alternative definition of the noun vocalization


  1. The act of vocalizing or something vocalized; a vocal utterance
  2. Any specific mode of utterance; pronunciation
  3. The use of speech to express an idea
  4. [music] The production of musical sounds using the voice, especially as an exercise
  5. [orthography] In Arabic and Hebrew - supplying the vowels (diacritics), normally not written to show the correct pronunciation, used in dictionaries, children's books, religious texts and textbooks for learners. Arabic terms: tashkiil ([Arab, تشكيل]), taHriik ([Arab, تحريك]) - (action of supplying the vowel points) , also known as ḥarakāt ([Arab, حركات] — the singular is ḥaraka [Arab, حركة]) - (the diacritical marks), Hebrew term: [Hebr, ניקוד] nikud.
  6. [linguistics] The change in pronunciation of historically or variably consonant (typically sonorant) sounds as vowels. For example, the syllabic /l/ in words like people or the coda one in words like cold or coal are variably realized as a high back vowel or glide— [ʊ] [u] [ɤ] or [o]—in many English dialects in the US, UK, and the Southern Hemisphere. For example, in African American English the most common pronunciation of the words "people", "cold", and "coal" is [pʰipʊ] [kʰoɤd] or [kʰoɤ] respectively.


"Vocalization" is a musical album of Miho Morikawa.

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Google previewDeJong's The Neurologic Examination (2012)

by William W. Campbell

A vocalization is the sound made by the vibration of the vocal folds, modified by workings of the vocal tract. Speech consists of words, which are articulate vocal sounds that symbolize and communicate ideas. Articulation is the enunciation ...

Google previewI of the Vortex (2002)

From Neurons to Self by Rodolfo R. Llinás

Vocalization is a motor reflection of arousal. Now one should not think that arousal is only a response to something from the outside world.

Google previewLate-stage Dementia Care (1997)

A Basic Guide by Christine R. Kovach

Repetitive vocalization is the most difficult behavioral ...

Google previewReading Comprehension For The Cat (2010)

by Kumar Sujit

Vocalization is the habit of reading aloud— using your lips to read. Reading is a mental process. Eyes input to the brain the images of the words triggering the idea contained in the word/s, and the brain processes that idea. Eyes are the input ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Music Therapy (2013)

by Kevin Kirkland

Theword combination 'communicative vocalization' was used in T. Wigram's 2008 presentation materials for guest ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)

by Ian Stolerman

Vocalization. JAMES WINSLOW NIMH Non-Human Primate Research Core, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA Synonyms Alarm calls; Crying; Isolation calls; Separation calls; Ultrasonic ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2011)

by Adele Berlin

–WILLIAM SHAFFIR VOCALIZATION. The Hebrew *alphabet, like other Semitic alphabets, is entirely consonantal, and for the traditional pronunciation of a biblical word it is necessary to rely on its vowel points as recorded at a rather late date ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

Indigenous Style Categories of Poetry The term mele denotes a poetic text and its performed vocalization. The mele is the basis of all performance; without it, no performance can occur. Poetic texts are named in either of two ways: by topic and ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (2004)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren

Elliger comments: "The vocalization is unusual. The form probably represents the qal infinitive construct of Md it can hardly be the hiphil infinitive construct of yr£/. . . , as Wellhausen proposed."i0 Since the obj. goyim is characteristic of rdh, that ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic of the Byzantine Period (2002)

by Michael Sokoloff

Vocalization Contrary to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of K9 Terminology (2013)

by Edward M. Gilbert, Jr, Patricia H. Gilbert

Vocalization isto make voice or expressa message. Arglebargle. See Vallhund vocalization. Bark.1. The harsh, abruptvocal sound made bya dog.2. Herding term. The Australian Cattle Dogwas developedasa silent worker. Forcebarkingwhen ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice

Vocalization/ refrain al singing, whether chant or sung narrative texts, women's circle dance songs (kum- mt), or devotional songs, tends to remain within restricted vocal ranges, sometimes as small as a fourth or fifth and containing only four or ...

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Scrabble value of V4O1C3A1L1I1Z10A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 12-letter word is 26 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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