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English verb: vocalize

1. vocalize (communication) utter with vibrating vocal chords


Synonymssound, vocalise, voice


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out


Narrower (hyponym)chirk, quaver, waver


Antonymsdevoice

2. vocalize (creation) sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel


ExamplesSam and Sue vocalize, They will vocalize the duet


Synonymsvocalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sing

3. vocalize (communication) pronounce as a vowel


SamplesBetween two consonants, this liquid is vowelized.


ExamplesSam and Sue vocalize


Synonymsvocalise, vowelise, vowelize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

4. vocalize (communication) express or state clearly


Synonymsarticulate, enunciate, vocalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell

5. vocalize (communication) utter speech sounds


Synonymsphonate, vocalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize









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