how to pronounce vocalization


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the above transcription of vocalization is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

vocalization is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of vocalization in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… sub vocalization and sub vocalization is …”

meanings of vocalization


  1. The addition of these diacritics and the respective phonemes to a word; the spoken form the word thereby receives.
  2. The change in pronunciation of historically or variably consonant (typically sonorant) sounds as vowels. For example, the syllabic /l/ in words like people or the coda one in words like cold or coal are variably realized as a high back vowel or glide—[ʊ], [u], [ɤ] or [o]—in many dialects of English in the US, UK, and the Southern Hemisphere. For example, in African American Vernacular English, one common pronunciation of the words "people", "cold", and "coal" is [pʰipʊ], [kʰoɤd], or [kʰoɤ] respectively.
  3. The use of speech to express an idea.
  4. Any specific mode of utterance; pronunciation.
  5. The production of musical sounds using the voice, especially as an exercise.
  6. The vowel diacritics in certain scripts, like Hebrew and Arabic, which are not normally written, but which are used in dictionaries, children's books, religious texts and textbooks for learners.
  7. The act of vocalizing or something vocalized; a vocal utterance.

vocalization frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vocalization occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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