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English noun: vocalization

1. vocalization (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, vocalism, voice, vox


Broader (hypernym)communication


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

2. vocalization (communication) the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication


Synonymsutterance


Broader (hypernym)auditory communication


Narrower (hyponym)ahem, call, croak, croaking, cry, cry, exclaiming, exclamation, expletive, exultation, groan, growling, hem, howl, howling, jubilation, laugh, laughter, moan, mumble, outcry, paging, profanity, pronunciation, rasp, rasping, rejoicing, roll call, shout, sigh, snarl, speaking, speech, speech production, splutter, sputter, suspiration, ululation, vociferation, yell, yell


Part holonymphone, sound, speech sound









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