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vocalize

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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Etymology

vocal + -ize

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to vocalize

Third person singular
vocaliz

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to vocalize (third-person singular simple present vocaliz, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To express with the voice, to utter.
    • 1876, Walt Whitman, preface to the 1876 edition of Leaves of Grass
      Following the modern spirit, the real poems of the present, ever solidifying and expanding into the future, must vocalize the vastness and splendor and reality with which scientism has invested man and the universe,...
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To produce noises or calls from the throat.
    We could hear the monkeys vocalizing, though we could not see them.
  3. (music) To sing without using words.
  4. (linguistics) To turn a consonant into a vowel.
  5. (linguistics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make a sound voiced rather than voiceless.

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