Definitions of vocalization
  1. noun
    the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    “the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
    synonyms: phonation, vocalisation, vocalism, voice, vox
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    singing voice
    the musical quality of the voice while singing
    sprechgesang, sprechstimme
    a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking
    voice over
    the voice on an unseen commentator in a film or television program
    bass, bass voice, basso
    the lowest adult male singing voice
    baritone, baritone voice
    the second lowest adult male singing voice
    tenor, tenor voice
    the adult male singing voice above baritone
    alto, countertenor
    the highest adult male singing voice
    alto, contralto
    the lowest female singing voice
    mezzo, mezzo-soprano
    the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
    the highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty
    type of:
    something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
  2. noun
    the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    synonyms: utterance
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    roll call
    calling out an official list of names
    call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry, yell
    a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    croak, croaking
    a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    exclaiming, exclamation
    an abrupt excited utterance
    a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line
    groan, moan
    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    ahem, hem
    the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
    howl, howling, ululation
    a long loud emotional utterance
    laugh, laughter
    the sound of laughing
    a soft indistinct utterance
    calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system)
    vulgar or irreverent speech or action
    the manner in which someone utters a word
    exultation, jubilation, rejoicing
    the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    sigh, suspiration
    an utterance made by exhaling audibly
    a vicious angry growl
    speaking, speech production
    the utterance of intelligible speech
    something spoken
    splutter, sputter
    an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    rasp, rasping
    uttering in an irritated tone
    a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)
    a loud whistle or suggestive comment made to someone passing by
    an utterance or way of speaking in which words run together
    the sound made when someone forces breath through pursed lips
    mail call
    a call of names of those receiving mail
    muster call
    a call of the names of personnel at a military assembly
    attendance check
    a call of students' names in a classroom
    the exchange of spoken words
    bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl
    a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    blue murder
    an extravagantly loud outcry
    a cry expressing disapproval
    clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry
    loud and persistent outcry from many people
    a shout to attract attention
    a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
    a cry of praise or adoration (to God)
    a loud outcry of protest or complaint
    scream, screaming, screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking
    sharp piercing cry
    a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
    battle cry, rallying cry, war cry, war whoop
    a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
    shouting, yelling
    uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
    a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
    Bronx cheer, bird, boo, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort
    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
    dirty word, filth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism
    an offensive or indecent word or phrase
    curse, curse word, cuss, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword
    profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    deuce, devil, dickens
    a word used in exclamations of confusion
    ejaculation, interjection
    an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
    an exclamation of protest, opposition, or criticism
    loud convulsive laughter
    a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle
    chortle, chuckle
    a soft partly suppressed laugh
    a foolish or nervous laugh
    belly laugh, guffaw
    a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
    ha-ha, haw-haw, hee-haw, horselaugh
    a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
    snicker, snigger, snort
    a disrespectful laugh
    a nervous restrained laugh
    assibilation, sibilation
    pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
    susurration, voicelessness, whisper, whispering
    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    incorrect pronunciation
    the same pronunciation for words of different origins
    accent, speech pattern
    distinctive manner of oral expression
    the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
    (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
    a loud and harsh cry
    type of:
    auditory communication
    communication that relies on hearing
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