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English noun: vocalism

1. vocalism (communication) the system of vowels used in a particular language

Synonymsvowel system

Broader (hypernym)phonemic system

2. vocalism (communication) the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

SamplesA singer takes good care of his voice.
The giraffe cannot make any vocalizations.

Synonymsphonation, vocalisation, vocalization, voice, vox

Broader (hypernym)communication

Narrower (hyponym)singing voice, sprechgesang, sprechstimme, voice over

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