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vocal

adjective uk   /ˈvəʊ.kəl/ us    /ˈvoʊ-/

vocal adjective (OF THE VOICE)

relating to or produced by the voice, either in singing or speaking: a piece of vocal music The six principal roles in this opera have an average vocal range of two octaves.Ways of speakingDescribing qualities of the human voice

vocal adjective (OFTEN HEARD)

often expressing opinions and complaints in speech: He had always been a very vocal critic of the president. During these years, suffrage demands by women became increasingly vocal.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
vocally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendlyDescribing qualities of the human voiceWays of speaking

vocal

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈvəʊ.kəl/ us    /ˈvoʊ-/
the singing in a piece of popular music: The vocals are shared by two members of the band. Who is that on vocals (= singing)?Singing in general
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