vocalize

When you speak, sing, or utter any kind of sound, you vocalize. A tiny baby can only vocalize gurgles and coos, but by the time she's three or four, she'll vocalize all kinds of opinions.

Vocalize literally means to make a noise using your voice — in fact, vocalize is rooted in the Latin root word for "voice," vox. It's nearly a synonym for verbalize, "put into words," except that when you vocalize you may speak using words or you may merely make noises. So while your dog is smart enough to vocalize a response when you say, "Speak," he's still not smart enough to verbalize.

Definitions of vocalize
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v utter speech sounds

Synonyms:
phonate, vocalise
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v utter with vibrating vocal chords

Synonyms:
sound, vocalise, voice
Antonyms:
devoice
utter with tense vocal chords
Types:
chirk
make a shrill creaking, squeaking, or noise, as of a door, mouse, or bird
quaver, waver
give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
Type of:
articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out
speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

v pronounce as a vowel

Synonyms:
vocalise, vowelise, vowelize
Type of:
articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out
speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

v express or state clearly

Synonyms:
articulate, enunciate, vocalise
Type of:
say, state, tell
express in words

v sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel

Synonyms:
vocalise
Type of:
sing
produce tones with the voice

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