A style of singing in which singers put words to jazz tunes, especially to previously improvised instrumental solos.
More 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.
Definition of vocalese in:
- The US English dictionary