Antonyms for nonvocal

Grammar : Adj
Spell : voh-kuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈvoʊ kəl

Definition of nonvocal

Origin :
  • late 14c., "spoken, oral," from Old French vocal, from Latin vocalis "sounding, sonorous, speaking," as a noun, "a vowel," from vox (genitive vocis) "voice" (see voice (n.)). In reference to music (as opposed to instrumental), first recorded 1580s; meaning "outspoken" first attested 1871. Vocal cords is from 1872; see cord.
  • As in inaudible : adj silent
  • As in mum : adj silent
  • As in silent : adj quiet; speechless
  • As in hushed : adj silent
Example sentences :
  • They're not really nontelepathic, any more than the Kierawelans, for example, are nonvocal.
  • Extract from : « Indirection » by Everett B. Cole

Synonyms for nonvocal

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