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Noun: vocalization  ,vow-ku-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,vow-ku-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations";
    - voice, vocalisation [Brit], vocalism, phonation, vox
  2. The use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    - utterance

Derived forms: vocalizations

Type of: auditory communication, communication

Encyclopedia: Vocalization