vo·cal·i·za·tion /ˌvokələˈzeʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of vocalizing, or the state of being vocalized.
2. The formation and utterance of vocal sounds.
n 1: the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by
the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good
care of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any
vocalizations" [syn: voice, vocalisation, phonation,
2: the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication [syn: utterance]