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Synonyms for vocal
ˈvoʊ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vocal music, vocal(noun)

    music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment

    Synonyms:
    vocal music, song

    Antonyms:
    incommunicative, instrumental, uncommunicative, soft

  2. song, vocal(adj)

    a short musical composition with words

    "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

    Synonyms:
    birdsong, vocal music, strain, birdcall, song, call

    Antonyms:
    instrumental, uncommunicative, incommunicative, soft

  3. vocal(adj)

    relating to or designed for or using the singing voice

    "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions"

    Synonyms:
    outspoken

    Antonyms:
    instrumental, incommunicative, soft, uncommunicative

  4. vocal(adj)

    having or using the power to produce speech or sound

    "vocal organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise"

    Synonyms:
    outspoken

    Antonyms:
    instrumental, incommunicative, uncommunicative, soft

  5. outspoken, vocal(adj)

    given to expressing yourself freely or insistently

    "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal assembly"

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, outspoken, forthright, point-blank, candid, blunt, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank

    Antonyms:
    uncommunicative, incommunicative, soft, instrumental

  6. vocal(adj)

    full of the sound of voices

    "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"

    Synonyms:
    outspoken

    Antonyms:
    incommunicative, instrumental, soft, uncommunicative

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vocal

    Oral (Latin os, the mouth) signifies uttered through the mouth or (in common phrase) by word of mouth; verbal (Latin verbum, a word) signifies of, pertaining to, or connected with words, especially with words as distinguished from the ideas they convey; vocal (Latin vox, the voice) signifies of or pertaining to the voice, uttered or modulated by the voice, and especially uttered with or sounding with full, resonant voice; literal (Latin litera, a letter) signifies consisting of or expressed by letters, or according to the letter, in the broader sense of the exact meaning or requirement of the words used; what is called "the letter of the law" is its literal meaning without going behind what is expressed by the letters on the page. Thus oral applies to that which is given by spoken words in distinction from that which is written or printed; as, oral tradition; an oral examination. By this rule we should in strictness speak of an oral contract or an oral message, but verbal contract and verbal message, as indicating that which is by spoken rather than by written words, have become so fixed in the language that they can probably never be changed; this usage is also in line with other idioms of the language; as, "I give you my word," "a true man's word is as good as his bond," "by word of mouth," etc. A verbal translation may be oral or written, so that it is word for word; a literal translation follows the construction and idiom of the original as well as the words; a literal translation is more than one that is merely verbal; both verbal and literal are opposed to free. In the same sense, of attending to words only, we speak of verbal criticism, a verbal change. Vocal has primary reference to the human voice; as, vocal sounds, vocal music; vocal may be applied within certain limits to inarticulate sounds given forth by other animals than man; as, the woods were vocal with the songs of birds; oral is never so applied, but is limited to articulate utterance regarded as having a definite meaning; as, an oral statement.

    Synonyms:
    literal, oral, verbal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vocal":

    vowel, voice, vociferous, noisy

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How to use vocal in a sentence?

  1. Mary Kirby:

    Passengers are really starting to get more vocal, you do wonder when we will reach the tipping point and it gets so uncomfortable that there's going to be serious backlash.

  2. Stephanie King:

    These individual vocal labels, or ‘names,’ allow the animals to develop complex social relationships.

  3. Isaac Hecker:

    People used to think of vocal music as boring choir stuff, once you figured out that you can do crazy beat-boxing, awesome bass lines (and) throw everything together, you just have really cool music.

  4. Christie Crawford:

    I think that what weve done and said will empower people, it will cause people to be more vocal at the local church level if they see things that make them uncomfortable.

  5. Brad Story:

    When I analyzed the recording of Laurel, that third resonance is very high for the L. It drops for the R and then it rises again for the L, the interesting thing about the word Yanny is that the second frequency that our vocal track produces follows almost the same path, in terms of what it looks like spectrographically, as Laurel.

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