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Definition of vocal:

  1. A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
  2. A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; - distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal.
  3. Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel, also Guide to Pronunciation, // 199- 202.
  4. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; - said of certain articulate sounds.
  5. Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel.
  6. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer.


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