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

  Vocalism \Vo"cal*ism\ (v[=o]"kal*[i^]z'm), n.
     1. The exercise of the vocal organs; vocalization.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A vocalic sound. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the system of vowels used in a particular language [syn:
           vowel system, vocalism]
      2: the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by
         the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good care
         of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
         [syn: voice, vocalization, vocalisation, vocalism,
         phonation, vox]

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