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English definition of “vocal”


adjective (OF THE VOICE)    /ˈvəʊ.kəl/ US  /ˈvoʊ-/
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 vocally     /-i/ adverb Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendlyDescribing qualities of the human voiceWays of speaking
(Definition of vocal adjective (OF THE VOICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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