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Some people acquainted with the habits of swans declare that the swan is more vocal when dying than at any other time in its life.

Lost souls torturing in Hades could not have given expression to more vocal agony than the clamour that rent the night.

WORD 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.