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 for Vocal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vocal \Vo"cal\ (v[=o]"kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis,
     voice: cf. F. vocal. See Voice, and cf. Vowel.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice;
        endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices.
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              To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade,
              Made vocal by my song.                --Milton.
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     2. Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody;
        vocal prayer. "Vocal worship." --Milton.
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     3. Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken
        with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; --
        said of certain articulate sounds.
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     4. (Phon.)
        (a) Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone
            produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either
            by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by
            obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as
            v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng;
            sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel,
            also Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 199-202.
        (b) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a
            vowel; vowel.
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     Vocal cords or Vocal chords. n. pl. (Anat.) The two pairs
        of mucous membranes that project into the larynx, and
        which produce the sounds of speech by vibrating under the
        influence of air exhaled from the lungs. See Larynx, and
        the Note under Voice, n., 1.
     Vocal fremitus [L. fremitus a dull roaring or murmuring]
        (Med.), the perceptible vibration of the chest wall,
        produced by the transmission of the sonorous vibrations
        during the act of using the voice.
     Vocal music, music made by the voice, in distinction from
        instrumental music; hence, music or tunes set to words,
        to be performed by the human voice.
     Vocal tube (Anat.), the part of the air passages above the
        inferior ligaments of the larynx, including the passages
        through the nose and mouth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vocal \Vo"cal\ (v[=o]"kal), n. [Cf. F. vocal, LL. vocalis.]
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     1. (Phon.) A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal
        element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel
        or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished
        from a subvocal, and a nonvocal.
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     2. (R. C. Ch.) A man who has a right to vote in certain
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or designed for or using the singing voice;
             "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a
             vocal group to sing his compositions" [ant:
      2: having or using the power to produce speech or sound; "vocal
         organs"; "all vocal beings hymned their praise"
      3: given to expressing yourself freely or insistently;
         "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal
         assembly" [syn: outspoken, vocal]
      4: full of the sound of voices; "a playground vocal with the
         shouts and laughter of children"
      n 1: music intended to be performed by one or more singers,
           usually with instrumental accompaniment [syn: vocal
           music, vocal]
      2: a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical
         must have at least three good songs" [syn: song, vocal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "vocal":
     alto, articulate, articulated, baritone, bass, bravura, choral,
     choric, coloratura, dramatic, eloquent, enunciated, expressed,
     expressive, falsetto, fluent, free, free-spoken, heroic, hymnal,
     intonated, lingual, linguistic, liturgical, lyric, nuncupative,
     operatic, oral, outspoken, parol, pronounced, psalmic, psalmodial,
     psalmodic, round, sacred, said, singing, smooth-spoken, sonant,
     soprano, sounded, speech, spoken, stentorian, tenor, treble,
     unwritten, uttered, venting, verbal, viva voce, vocalized, voiced,
     voiceful, voicing, vowel, vowellike

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