Etymology
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vocalize (v.)

1660s, from vocal + -ize. Related: Vocalized; vocalizing.

updated on July 18, 2012

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Definitions of vocalize from WordNet

vocalize (v.)
utter with vibrating vocal chords;
Synonyms: voice / sound / vocalise
vocalize (v.)
sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel;
Synonyms: vocalise
vocalize (v.)
pronounce as a vowel;
Synonyms: vocalise / vowelize / vowelise
vocalize (v.)
express or state clearly;
Synonyms: articulate / enunciate / vocalise
vocalize (v.)
utter speech sounds;
Synonyms: vocalise / phonate
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