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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (music)
a. vocal
She has a vocal range of nearly four octaves.Tiene un rango vocal de casi cuatro octavas.
2. (anatomy)
a. vocal
Vocal polyps are sometimes caused by straining the voice.Los pólipos vocales a veces resultan del uso excesivo de la voz.
3. (outspoken)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Consumers have become more vocal in their complaints.Los consumidores están haciendo oír sus quejas con cada vez más fuerza.
The senator was a vocal opponent of government policy on immigration.El senador dejó oír claramente su oposición a la política gubernamental sobre la inmigración.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (music)
a. las voces
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I love the blues-style vocals on his new album.Me encantan las voces de estilo blues de su nuevo álbum.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
vocalsvoces fpl
on vocalscomo vocalista
2. (music)
a. vocal
3. (anatomy)
vocal cordscuerdas vocales
4. (outspoken)
a. vehemente, explícito(a)
to be very vocal in one's criticismexpresar las críticas muy a las claras
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vocal [ˈvəʊkəl]
1 (Anat) (Mús) vocal
2 (vociferous) ruidoso
a small but vocal minority una minoría pequeña pero ruidosa; there was some vocal opposition se dejaron oír voces fuertemente discrepantes; they are getting rather vocal about it están empezando a protestar
vocal cords (n) cuerdas (f) vocales
vocal music (n) música (f) vocal
vocal organs (n) órganos (m) vocales
vocal score (n) partitura (f) vocal
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