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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.
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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.
vocally
adverb uk   us   /-i/

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)?
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