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Vocalization  n.  
The act of vocalizing, or the state of being vocalized.
The formation and utterance of vocal sounds.

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"Vocalization" Quotes from Famous Books

... then, of the utmost importance to understand thoroughly the elements of speech, which is at the same time a vocalization and a dynamic. Without this knowledge no oratorical ...
— Delsarte System of Oratory • Various

... the age of Gluck, Handel, Haydn and Mozart. Had the music of the Church in Italy been confined at that epoch to Plain Song, as the Congregation of Reform threatened, the great Italian school of vocalization would not have been founded, the Conservatories of Naples and the Scuole of Venice would have been silent, and the style upon which, dating from Palestrina's inventions, the evolution of all species of the art proceeded, would have passed ...
— Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 - The Catholic Reaction • John Addington Symonds

... relations to vocalization depends much upon position. The breath is the motive power of the voice in speech or song, and the fundamental importance of managing it aright has been understood by every teacher of voice since ...
— The Child-Voice in Singing • Francis E. Howard

... the lyricism, which had at first only manifested itself by David's sotto voce performance of "My love's a rose without a thorn," had gradually assumed a rather deafening and complex character. Tim, thinking slightly of David's vocalization, was impelled to supersede that feeble buzz by a spirited commencement of "Three Merry Mowers," but David was not to be put down so easily, and showed himself capable of a copious crescendo, which was rendering it doubtful whether the rose would not predominate over the mowers, when old ...
— Adam Bede • George Eliot

... aware of the ease with which the sound represented by ed can be reduced to a t-sound in vocalization. But even if the sound of t is given at the termination of the words named, not much is gained by the "reform" in the actual use of the words. On the contrary, it adds another tangle in the skein which children at school must untangle. It either forms ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880. • Various

... — N. voice; vocality^; organ, lungs, bellows; good voice, fine voice, powerful voice &c (loud) 404; musical voice &c 413; intonation; tone of voice &c (sound) 402. vocalization; cry &c 411; strain, utterance, prolation^; exclamation, ejaculation, vociferation, ecphonesis^; enunciation, articulation; articulate sound, distinctness; clearness, of articulation; stage whisper; delivery. accent, accentuation; emphasis, stress; broad accent, strong accent, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Vocalization" :   sprechgesang, auditory communication, croaking, hem, speech, exclaiming, phonation, sound, speech production, outcry, singing voice, communication, voice, jubilation, vocalism, vociferation, growling, croak, moan, sigh, exclamation, vocalisation, splutter, ahem, rasping, yell, cry, sputter, phone, exultation, ululation, paging, laugh, howl, howling, utterance, mumble, pronunciation, speech sound, shout, rasp, suspiration

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