Definition of vocalism in English:


Syllabification: vo·cal·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈvōkəˌlizəm


  • 1The use of the voice or vocal organs in speech.
  • 1.1The skill or art of exercising the voice in singing.
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    • Röschmann's imposing yet sensitive vocalism and sheer stamina are a triumph.
    • Clare Lesser responds with some stunning vocalism whilst keeping a clear, expressive purity of tone, though I still felt that she could have had more feel for the words.
    • And in the duets, Rutter and Gavin were glorious; faced with such wonderful vocalism we could not help but be carried away and forget the work's rather dodgy dramaturgy.
  • 2 Phonetics A vowel sound or articulation.
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    • But of course, linguists will note, the vocalism is different here: bock does not rhyme with buck.
  • 2.1A system of vowels used in a given language.

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