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vocalese Line breaks: vo¦cal|ese
Pronunciation: /ˌvəʊkəˈliːz/

Definition of vocalese in English:


[mass noun]
A style of singing in which singers put words to jazz tunes, especially to previously improvised instrumental solos.
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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