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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

... there is nothing quite so strange as the extraordinary craze which existed during this time for the instrumental style of vocalism. A special class of singers—the male sopranists—was artificially created, in order to secure the most dazzling results in brilliant, ornamental vocalization. Various kinds of trills, grace notes, runs, and other species of fioriture, or vocal somersaults, were introduced in every song, in such profusion that the song itself was at last barely recognizable; and this kind of stuff the audiences of that time applauded frantically. Everybody has heard ...
— Chopin and Other Musical Essays • Henry T. Finck

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