voc-, voca-, vocab-, vocat-, -vocation, -vocative, -vocable, vok-, -voke
(Latin: call, talk, speak, say, voice; word)
Motto of California State Universities and Colleges, California, USA.
Speaking with the living voice. A viva voce examination is one in which the respondent gives spoken answers instead of written responses.
Another translation: "With difficulty do I call these things ours."
2. The range, or extent, of statements associated with a subject or area of activity, or used by a particular person, class, profession, etc.: One's vocabulary is considered to be a scope of expressions and an extensive range of linguistic communications.
A good way to improve one's vocabulary is to learn more about their roots or sources of where they come from.3. The sum, or aggregate, of elements composing a language, or languages: Vocabularies consist of lists of words; usually, defined and alphabetized, as in dictionaries, specialized glossaries, etc.; all of which are used to make it possible for people to communicate better with each other. 4. Etymology: a stock of words from 1532, in the writing of Sir Tomas More; perhaps borrowed by influence of Middle French vocabulaire, which came from Medieval Latin vocabularium, "a list of words"; from Latin vocabulum, "a word, a name"; from vocare, "to name, to call".
the many sources of English vocabulary.
A pleonasm, or redundancy, since "vocabulary" is defined as "words"; however, the two elements are now so widely used together that very few people seem to be aware of their repetitious existence.
William's album contained some wonderful vocals.
2. Relating to having a voice; endowed with the power of audible utterances: Some very young children have certain vocal techniques to get their parents’ attention.
3. Composed for or performed by the voice: Sally was given some special vocal music to use because she was taking singing lessons.
The vocal powers of the opera singer, Enrico Caruso, have become well known for a long time.4. Concerned with the production of verbal expressions: The human vocal apparatus can produce a large variety of sounds and utterances.
5. Characteristic of those who are determined to express their opinions: Many people become quite vocal when they take part in demonstrations or protest marches.
2. The technique of singing: Frank's daughter was taking lessons in musical vocalisms.