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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: vocalis, from vox; VOICE1

vocal

1 adjective
     
vo‧cal1
1 expressing strong opinions publicly, especially about things that you disagree with [= outspoken]
vocal in
Foley has been particularly vocal in his criticism of the government.
vocal opponent/critic/supporter etc
She was a vocal opponent of the plan.
2 [only before noun]APM relating to the voice or to singing:
vocal music
Allison's vocal style is influenced by country and blues music.
a female vocal group
vocally adverb
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