how to pronounce vocal


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vocal is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of vocal in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… normalized is women being vocal about …”

meanings of vocal


  1. Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See voice, and vowel.
  2. Loud; getting oneself heard.
  3. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech.
  4. Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel.
  5. Having a voice.
  6. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral.
  7. Of or pertaining to a voice sound; spoken.


  1. A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal.
  2. A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.

vocal frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word vocal occurs in english on average 13.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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