vociferation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vociferation a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vociferation The act of vociferating; violent outcry; vehement utterance of the voice. "Violent gesture and vociferation naturally shake the hearts of the ignorant.""Plaintive strains succeeding the vociferations of emotion or of pain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vociferation The act of vociferating; noisy exclamation; violent outcry; clamor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Vociferation act of vociferating: a violent or loud outcry
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vociferatio,: cf. F. vocifération,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—vox, vocis, voice, ferre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

Loudly and exultingly did the old man shout at his triumph, and loudly were his vociferations answered by the others.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Both parties claimed the district vociferously.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
The old lady was vociferous, and struggled to get out.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12)" by Various
This was followed by a vociferous chorus.
"Pee-wee Harris on the Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Paul's breath comes and goes as the cheering in the crowd grows vociferous.
"In the Wars of the Roses" by Evelyn Everett-Green
We are shy of vociferating patriotism because it is callow and empty, sprung generally from mere ignorance.
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
His return to the ship was hailed by the men with vociferous cheers.
"Five Months at Anzac" by Joseph Lievesley Beeston
The usually vociferous voice seems to have been utterly hushed.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
At 5:30 our drunken friend passed again, somewhat less voluble, but still vociferous.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
They gave Jane and her basket vociferous greeting, crowding round her and buying eagerly.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
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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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