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vocal

adjective  /ˈvoʊ·kəl/ us  

vocal adjective (OF THE VOICE)

[not gradable] relating to or produced by the voice, either in singing or speaking: vocal music

vocal adjective (OFTEN HEARD)

often expressing opinions and complaints in speech: He is emerging as his party’s most vocal critic of the president.
vocally
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈvoʊ·kə·li/ us  

vocal

noun [C usually pl]  /ˈvoʊ·kəl/ us  

vocal noun [C usually pl] (THE VOICE)

the singing in a piece of popular music: At times his vocals were drowned out by the audience singing along.
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