English dictionary


vocable |ˈvəʊkəbəl| — a word that is spoken aloud

vocabulary |vəˈkæbjəlerɪ| — a listing of the words used in some enterprise

vocal |ˈvəʊkl| — music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment

vocalic |vəʊˈkælɪk| — being or containing or characterized by vowels

vocalist |ˈvəʊkəlɪst| — a person who sings

vocalization |ˌvəʊkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

vocalize |ˈvəʊkəlaɪz| — utter with vibrating vocal chords

vocally |ˈvəʊkəlɪ| — in a vocal manner

vocation |vəʊˈkeɪʃn| — the particular occupation for which you are trained

vocational |vəʊˈkeɪʃənl| — of or relating to a vocation or occupation; especially providing or undergoing training in special skills

vocative |ˈvɑːkətɪv| — the case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed

vociferance  — (rare) vociferation; noise; clamor

vociferate |vəˈsɪfəreɪt| — utter in a very loud voice

vociferation |vəˌsɪfəˈreɪʃən| — a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

vociferous |vəʊˈsɪfərəs| — conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

voder |ˈvəʊdə| — Voice Operation Demonstrator - An electronic device that is capable of producing a recognizable approximation of speech.

vodka |ˈvɑːdkə| — unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia

vogue |vəʊɡ| — the popular taste at a given time

voice |vɔɪs| — the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech

voiced |ˌvɔɪst| — produced with vibration of the vocal cords

voiceless |ˈvɔɪsləs| — uttered without voice

void |vɔɪd| — the state of nonexistence

voile |vɔɪl| — a light semitransparent fabric

volant |ˈvəʊlənt| — with wings extended in a flying position

volar |ˈvəʊlə| — relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot

volatile |ˈvɑːlətl| — a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor

volatility |ˌvɑːləˈtɪlətɪ| — the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor

volatilization |vɒˌlætɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — The conversion of a solid or liquid into a gas; vaporization; evaporation or sublimation

volatilize |vəˈlætɪlaɪz| — make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor

volcanic |vɑːlˈkænɪk| — explosively unstable

volcanism |ˈvɒlkənɪz(ə)m| — the phenomena associated with volcanic activity

volcano |vɑːlˈkeɪnəʊ| — a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

vole |vəʊl| — any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows

volition |vəˈlɪʃn| — the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

volitional |vəˈlɪʃnəl| — with deliberate intention

volley |ˈvɑːlɪ| — rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

volley-ball |ˈvɒlɪbɔːl| — Alternative spelling of volleyball.

volleyball |ˈvɑːlɪbɔːl| — a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands

volplane |ˈvɑːlˌpleɪn| — a steep, controlled dive, especially by an aircraft with the engine off

volt |vəʊlt| — a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 a

voltage |ˈvəʊltɪdʒ| — the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts

voltaic |vɑːlˈteɪɪk| — a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in southeastern Mali and northern Ghana

Voltairism |vɒlˈteərɪzm| — The theories or practice of Voltaire.

voltameter |vɑːlˈtæmɪtər| — An instrument used to measure the quantity of electric charge.

volte-face |ˌvɔːlt ˈfɑːs| — a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

voltmeter |ˈvəʊltmiːtər| — meter that measures the potential difference between two points

volubility |ˌvɒljʊˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the quality of being facile in speech and writing

voluble |ˈvɑːljəbl| — marked by a ready flow of speech

volubly |ˈvɒljʊblɪ| — in a chatty manner

volume |ˈvɑːljuːm| — the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

volumenometer |vɒˌljʊmɪˈnɒmɪtə| — An instrument which measure the volume (3-dimensional space) of something which can't be immersed in liquid.

volumeter |vəˈluːmɪtər| — a meter to measure the volume of gases, liquids, or solids (either directly or by displacement)

volumetric |ˌvɑːljəˈmetrɪk| — of or relating to measurement by volume

voluminous |vəˈluːmɪnəs| — large in volume or bulk

voluntarily |ˌvɑːlənˈterəlɪ| — out of your own free will

voluntariness  — The condition of being voluntary

voluntarism |ˈvɑːləntəˌrɪzəm| — (US) A reliance on volunteers to support an institution or achieve an end; volunteerism.

voluntary |ˈvɑːlənterɪ| — (military) a person who freely enlists for service

voluntaryism |ˈvɑːləntəriːˌɪzəm| — A libertarian philosophy which holds that all forms of human association should be voluntary. (Compare voluntarism.)

volunteer |ˌvɑːlənˈtɪr| — (military) a person who freely enlists for service

voluptuary |vəˈlʌptʃʊerɪ| — a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

voluptuous |vəˈlʌptʃʊəs| — having strong sexual appeal

volute |vəˈljuːt| — ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center

volution |vəˈluːʃən| — a rolling or revolving motion

volvulus |ˈvɑːlvjələs| — abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction

vomit |ˈvɑːmɪt| — the matter ejected in vomiting

vomitive |ˈvɒmɪtɪv| — a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

vomitory |vɑːmɪˌtɔːriː| — an entrance to an amphitheater or stadium

vomitus |ˈvɒmɪtəs| — the matter ejected in vomiting

voodoo |ˈvuːduː| — a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

voracious |vəˈreɪʃəs| — excessively greedy and grasping

voraciously |vəˈreɪʃəslɪ| — in an eagerly voracious manner

voracity |vəˈræsətɪ| — excessive desire to eat

vortex |ˈvɔːrteks| — the shape of something rotating rapidly

vortical |ˈvɔːrtɪkəl| — Of, or pertaining to a vortex; containing vortices; moving in a vortex. [from 17th c.]

vortices |ˈvɔːrtɪsiːz| — plural form of vortex

vorticose |ˈvɔːtɪkəʊs| — vortical

votaress |ˈvəʊtərɪs| — A female votary.

votary |ˈvəʊtərɪ| — one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service

vote |vəʊt| — a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative

vote down |vəʊt ˈdaʊn| — thwart the passage of

vote in |vəʊt ɪn| — elect in a voting process

voter |ˈvəʊtər| — a citizen who has a legal right to vote

voting |ˈvəʊtɪŋ| — a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative

votive |ˈvəʊtɪv| — dedicated in fulfillment of a vow

vouch |vaʊtʃ| — give personal assurance; guarantee

voucher |ˈvaʊtʃər| — someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement

vouchsafe |ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪf| — grant in a condescending manner

vow |vaʊ| — a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner

vowel |ˈvaʊəl| — a speech sound made with the vocal tract open

vowelization  — (linguistics) In Arabic and Hebrew - supplying the vowels (diacritics), normally not written to show the correct pronunciation, used in dictionaries, children's books, religious texts and textbooks for learners. Arabic terms: tashkiil (تشكيل), taHrii

vowelize |ˈvaʊəlaɪz| — pronounce as a vowel

vows |ˈvaʊz| — plural form of vow

vox |ˈvɑːks| — the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

voyage |ˈvɔɪɪdʒ| — an act of traveling by water

voyager |ˈvɔɪɪdʒər| — a traveler to a distant land (especially one who travels by sea)

voyeur |vwaɪˈɜːr| — a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others

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