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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


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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