Definition of “vocal” - English Dictionary

“vocal” in British English

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vocaladjective

uk /ˈvəʊ.kəl/ us /ˈvoʊ.kəl/

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.

More examples

  • There was a soft nodule on my vocal cord.
  • Her remarkable vocal range spanned three and a half octaves.
  • We listened to the pure vocal tones of the choirboy.
  • I played some vocal music.
vocally
adverb uk /ˈvəʊ.kəl.i/ us /ˈvoʊ.kəl.i/

vocalnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈvəʊ.kəl/ us /ˈvoʊ.kəl/

(Definition of “vocal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“vocal” in American English

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vocaladjective

us /ˈvoʊ·kəl/

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 ] us /ˈvoʊ·kə·li/

vocalnoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˈvoʊ·kəl/

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.

(Definition of “vocal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)