la vocal
-the vowel
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vocal

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vocal(
boh
-
kahl
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (linguistics)
a. vowel
¿Cuántas vocales hay en la palabra española "urbanismo"? - Cuatro.How many vowels are there in the Spanish word "urbanismo"? - Four.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (person who belongs to a committee or board)
a. member
El Sr. López es vocal del comité creado para gestionar el proyecto y, por tanto, tiene voz y voto en todo lo que se refiere al mismo.Mr. Lopez is a member of the committee created to manage the project, and therefore, he has a say in everything related to it.
3. (representative of a court or board)
a. chairperson
El vocal del Tribunal Constitucional declaró que la decisión se tomó sin que hubiera existido presión alguna por parte del gobierno.The chairperson of the Constitutional Court stated that the decision was made without any pressure from the government.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (related to the voice)
a. vocal
La cantante sufre una afección de las cuerdas vocales que la ha tenido alejada de la canción durante los seis últimos meses.The singer suffers from a vocal cord condition that has prevented her from singing for the last six months.
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vocal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. vocal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (general)
a. member
3. (general)
a. vowel
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vocal
adjective
[+cuerdas] vocal
[de comité, tribunal] member; (director) director; member of the board of directors; (portavoz) chairperson;
(Lingüística) vowel
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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