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vocalese

Syllabification: vo·cal·ese
Pronunciation: /ˌvōkəˈlēz
 
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Definition of vocalese in English:

noun

A style of singing in which singers put words to jazz tunes, especially to previously improvised instrumental solos. See scat2.
Example sentences
  • As for Veda's vocalese, she sings sotto voce, something for which she makes no apologies.
  • ‘Things Will Never Be the Same’ begins with haunting choral samples before bursts of static and tendrils of looped guitar squall converge on distorted vocalese to form a final glistening drone.
  • The song then veers from a subtly dropped house break to a harrowing repetition of the introductory mantra (enhanced by some serious squeals) back to the same break completed with one phrase of muted diva vocalese.

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