Vocabularies vs. Vocabulary



Vocabularies (stylized as VOCAbuLarieS) is a studio album by American jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin that was recorded with composer Roger Treece and released on April 6, 2010 by EmArcy in the United States. Described on McFerrin's website as , the album took seven years to make with over 1,400 vocal tracks recorded by over 50 singers in order to form a .The album received critical acclaim from critics for its ambition and musical complexity.

‘music for the 21st century’; ‘virtual choir’;


A usually alphabetized and explained collection of words e.g. of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.


The collection of words a person knows and uses.

‘My Russian vocabulary is very limited.’;


The stock of words used in a particular field.

‘The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.’;


The words of a language collectively.

‘The vocabulary of any language is influenced by contacts with other cultures.’;


A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques


A list or collection of words arranged in alphabetical order and explained; a dictionary or lexicon, either of a whole language, a single work or author, a branch of science, or the like; a word-book.


a listing of the words used in some enterprise


a language user's knowledge of words


the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts);

‘he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques’;


A vocabulary is a set of familiar words within a person's language. A vocabulary, usually developed with age, serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge.

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