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vocable

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English

Etymology

From French vocable or Latin vocabulum, from Latin vocare ‘call’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'vəʊkəbəl/

Noun

Singular
vocable

Plural
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  1. a word or utterance, especially with reference to its form rather than its meaning
    • 1974: Without words and almost with the seriousness of asylum nurses they at once set upon an unsavoury-looking matron who began to cry out Mediterranean vocables of distress. — Anthony Burgess, The Clockwork Testament

French

Etymology

From Latin vocabulum, from vocare ‘call’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /vɔkabl/

Noun

vocable m

  1. a term

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