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Vocal vs Articulate vs Oral

Vocalarticulateoral can all mean uttered by the voice or having to do with utterance.

Vocal implies the use of voice, but not necessarily of speech or language; thus, vocal sounds are sounds produced by a creature that has vocal organs; vocal music is contrasted with instrumental music because the musical tones are produced by the voice rather than by a musical instrument.

Articulate implies the use of distinct intelligible language; thus, speech is the uttering of articulate sounds; articulate cries are those that are expressed in meaningful words rather than in meaningless sounds .

Oral implies the use of the voice rather than the hand (as in writing or typing) in communicating (as thoughts, wishes, orders, questions, or answers).