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The sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract.  Synonyms: phonation, vocalisation, vocalism, voice, vox.  "The giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
The use of uttered sounds for auditory communication.  Synonym: utterance.

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"Vocalization" Quotes from Famous Books

... the game and meat market, near the Pantheon, that you can more fully become acquainted with the street cries of Rome; but the Piazza Navona excels even this. Passing along there one morning, Caper heard such an extraordinary piece of vocalization, sounding like a Sioux war-whoop with its back broken, that he stopped to see what it was all about. There stood a butcher who had exposed for sale seven small stuck pigs, all one litter; and if they had been his own children, and died heretics, he could not have ...
— Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... his praises of Madeleine's vocalization; he had a courtier's felicity in expressing admiration, never more genuine than on the ...
— Fairy Fingers - A Novel • Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

... up the passages with the finer particles of the powder. The functions of the labyrinthine caverns of the nose and forehead, and of the delicate osseous laminae which constitute the sounding-boards of vocalization, are thus destroyed. ...
— Atlantic Monthly Volume 6, No. 34, August, 1860 • Various

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