vociferous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj vociferous conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry "blatant radios","a clamorous uproar","strident demands","a vociferous mob"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Vociferous Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy; as, vociferous heralds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vociferous Making an outcry; clamorous; noisy: as, a vociferous partizan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Vociferous making a loud outcry: noisy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. vocifère,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—vox, vocis, voice, ferre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

When asked their intentions, they vociferated 'Du pain!
"A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part IV., 1795" by An English Lady
When asked their intentions, they vociferated 'Du pain!
"A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete" by An English Lady
You are not thundered up or down by a vociferous gong.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
Violent Gesture and Vociferation naturally shake the Hearts of the Ignorant, and fill them with a kind of Religious Horror.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Sounder and Moze, vociferously venting their arrival, were forerunners to Jones.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
What are our rulers doing at home, that they need be so vociferous about a little contraband?
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
The reader is to imagine these words uttered with yells and vociferations, and accompanied with frantic gestures.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
Behold a vociferating parcel!
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Everybody had vociferously applauded, while reporters turned rapidly the pages of their note-books.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
He halted with the shafts in his hand, and looked towards the vociferous pailings.
"The Insurrection in Dublin" by James Stephens
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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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