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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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