Vocal vs Colorature - What's the difference?

vocal | colorature |


As nouns the difference between vocal and colorature

is that vocal is vowel while colorature is (music) an elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.

As an adjective vocal

is .

vocal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices
  • * (rfdate) Milton,
  • To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade, / Made vocal by my song.
    vocal problems
  • Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal' melody; '''vocal''' prayer, ' vocal worship.
  • Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, spoken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds
  • (phonetics) Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v'', ''l'', etc., or by both, as in the nasals (m), (n), ''ng ; sonant; intonated; voiced. See voice, and vowel
  • (phonetics) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel
  • a vocal sound
  • loud; getting oneself heard.
  • The protestors were very vocal in their message to the mayor.

    Derived terms

    * * * * * *

    Synonyms

    * (uttered or modulated by the voice) audible * (getting oneself heard) audible, loud

    Antonyms

    * (uttered or modulated by the voice) inaudible, quiet, silent, voiceless * (getting oneself heard) inaudible, quiet, silent

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a subvocal', and a ' nonvocal
  • (Roman Catholic Church) A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
  • colorature

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia colorature)
  • (music) An elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.
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