Vocalic to Voided
(Vo*cal"ic) a. [L. vocalis (sc. littera) a vowel. See Vocal, a.] Of or pertaining to vowel sounds; consisting
of the vowel sounds. Earle.
The Gaelic language being uncommonly vocalic.Sir W. Scott.
1. The exercise of the vocal organs; vocalization.
2. A vocalic sound. [R.]
(Vo"cal*ist), n. [Cf. F. vocaliste.] A singer, or vocal musician, as opposed to an instrumentalist.
(Vo*cal"i*ty) n. [Cf. L. vocalitas euphony.]
1. The quality or state of being vocal; utterableness; resonance; as, the vocality of the letters.
2. The quality of being a vowel; vocalic character.
1. The act of vocalizing, or the state of being vocalized.
2. The formation and utterance of vocal sounds.
(Vo"cal*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vocalized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vocalizing ] [Cf. F. vocaliser.]
1. To form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to.
It is one thing to give an impulse to breath alone, another thing to vocalize that breath.Holder.
2. To practice singing on the vowel sounds.
1. In a vocal manner; with voice; orally; with audible sound.
2. In words; verbally; as, to express desires vocally.
(Vo"cal*ness), n. The quality of being vocal; vocality.
(Vo*ca"tion) n. [L. vocatio a bidding, invitation, fr. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F.
vocation. See Vocal.]
1. A call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business,
What can be urged for them who not having the vocation of poverty to scribble, out of mere wantonness
make themselves ridiculous?Dryden.
2. Destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession.
He would think his service greatly rewarded, if he might obtain by that means to live in the sight of his
prince, and yet practice his own chosen vocation.Sir. P. Sidney.
3. (Theol.) A calling by the will of God. Specifically: