1. A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal
  2. A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.


  1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices
    vocal problems
  2. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer, vocal worship.
  3. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds
  4. Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals , , ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See voice, and vowel
  5. Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel
    a vocal sound
  6. loud; getting oneself heard.
    The protestors were very vocal in their message to the mayor.

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