Another "voice" instead of "vocals"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Dec 9 18:16:40 UTC 2012

I don't remember the discussion, but has "voice" been considered, in
the classical arena, the proper term for the "instrument", here a
person rather than an object (e.g., violin, piano, etc.)?  I cite
OED, 6.a:  "A person considered as the possessor of a singing voice, a singer."

At 12/9/2012 11:55 AM, Eric Nielsen wrote:
>I remember last spring there was some discussion of the use of "voice"
>instead of the usual "vocals" in music credits. At the beginning of this
>concert by the Uzbeki singer Monajat Yultchieva, she is credited as
>the "voice".
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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