vociferate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vociferate utter in a very loud voice "They vociferated their demands"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Vociferate To cry out with vehemence; to exclaim; to bawl; to clamor.
    • v. t Vociferate To utter with a loud voice; to shout out. "Though he may vociferate the word liberty."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vociferate To cry out noisily; make an outcry.
    • vociferate Synonyms To shout, bellow, roar, bawl.
    • vociferate To utter with a loud voice; assert or proclaim clamorously; shout.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Vociferate vō-sif′e-rāt to cry with a loud voice
    • v.t Vociferate to utter with a loud voice
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vociferatus, p. p. vociferari, to vociferate; vox, vocis, voice + ferre, to bear. See Voice, and Bear to carry

Usage

In literature:

This view is confirmed, I think, by the fact that the Arabs called this constellation the Vociferator.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
The people were vociferously enthusiastic.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
But I doubt if it be as great as it seems; for it is organized and is very vociferous.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I" by Burton J. Hendrick
The shouting and vociferation grow louder.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
The crowd had closed around him, and swept him on, cheering, yelling, vociferating towards the town.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The dog joined in and barked vociferously.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
They came nearer and grew larger, and if only faces were recognized, the vociferations broke out anew.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Some of them have been vociferous; all of them have been exceedingly irresponsible.
"President Wilson's Addresses" by Woodrow Wilson
We explained vociferously that Jonah had taken the Rolls and would be back any minute.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
He is nothing if not vociferous, stentorian, lusty.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
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In poetry:

One says his say with a difference
More of expounding, explaining!
All now is wrangle, abuse, and vociferance;
Now there's a truce, all's subdued, self-restraining :
Five, though, stands out all the stiffer hence.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
A deep river, two or three houses in bamboo quiet,
And such goings on: red blossoms glaring with white!
Among spring's vociferous glories, I too have my place:
With a lovely wine, bidding life's affairs bon voyage.
"Alone, Looking For Blossoms Along The River" by Du Fu

In news:

Thank goodness for the "small minority" that "has recently been vociferous in its opposition to the widely supported programme of teaching of values from a Christian perspective in schools".
A day after the world learned that scientists at George Washington University Medical Center had cloned human embryos , ethicists and fertility specialists were already engaged in a vociferous debate yesterday.
One of California's more vociferous battles over marijuana was already simmering in the upper Central Valley when an audiotape of a howling, hysterical mother went viral.
Perhaps most famous for its loud, familiar call, killdeeahdeedee, the killdeer 's scientific name aptly describes its behavior: vociferous, meaning loud and vocal.
Lions minstrel a fun, happy, vociferous show.
With a closing touch in the NBA Finals, Heat star can disarm vociferous critics.
In the wake of the release of the report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh about the Penn State University child abuse scandal, even some of the late Joe Paterno's most vociferous defenders have fallen silent.
A Zulu himself, Mr Gwala was among the most vociferous opponents of tribalism in South Africa's most violently divided province, KwaZulu/Natal.
The despicable vociferate ranting demeaning President Obama is beyond the pale.
The voters that I talk to are disappointed that we are arguing so vociferously.
A group of neighbors vociferously opposed the construction of a proposed new two-story single-family dwelling at 161 Panoramic Way during the Zoning Adjustments Board meeting Thursday.
Vociferous and talented Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ran side by side with Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald early in the second quarter when Cardinals quarterback John Skelton zipped a pass their way.
The tundra swan 's call is high-pitched and reminiscent of snow geese, while the trumpeter swan 's call is more vociferous and has been likened to the sound of a French horn.
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In science:

The spectacular array of useful technologies brought about owing to the formulation of these theories over the previous century are vociferous testament to the utility of expanding our experimental horizons.
Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities
Whilst the current majority view seems to be that a Bell inequality violation can be understood as proof of an inescapable nonlocality in nature, there still exist a good number of vociferous dissenters to this viewpoint.
Correlation between measured and unmeasured quantities in quantum mechanics, locality, and the legitimacy of counterfactual reasoning
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