heckling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heckling shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
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Usage

In literature:

He heckled me vigorously, and I retorted to him pretty hotly.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
So five or six of them, all speaking together, began to heckle and cross-question Pelivan.
"Halil the Pedlar" by Mór Jókai
The people who had assembled to heckle sat spellbound.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
I know one was called Mr. Tom Heckle.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The last folks I cooked for was on a boat for Heckles and Wade Sales up at Augusta, Arkansas.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
If I weren't so heckled and worried by the time and money element I'd be having the time of my life.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Suppose a little clique of them have arranged the meeting with the intention of heckling the speaker?
"An American Suffragette" by Isaac N. Stevens
Here all the men of the village congregated daily to smoke, swap jokes, and heckle those who worked.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
It would be worth going to hear her heckling that beast on votes for women.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
Robert bore his heckling, however, with great patience and adroitness.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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In poetry:

``But I flick them back ere they gape and pant,
After gazing at gill and speckle.
For why should I keep what I do not want,
Who can fish without hook or heckle?
"An April Fool" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Deal with Obama to halt campaign heckling would be 'nice,' but unlikely.
So, as Romney made his way through key states this weekend on a bus tour, some Obama supporters were there to heckle the candidate.
They heckle so much, they even heckle their side.
It doesn't matter whether it's Code Pinkers appearing at a congressional hearing with painted hands to make a national scene or anti-capitalists at a Bank of America event, the word " heckle " is owned and operated by the left.
Model/actress draft, with heckling tips from Gabrielle Union.
Playground heckling , fights raising the ire of locked-out NBA players.
Weiner announces resignation amid heckling .
Memphis Tigers' guard Chris Crawford expects heckling .
Plus, we discover a subtle way for Lakers fans to heckle LeBron.
The President on getting heckled, Congressman Wilson, and the culture of partisanship.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. LeBron James took a moment during Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons to fire back at a heckling fan who insulted his mother.
Bronco Mendenhall takes heckling in stride .
BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall spoke to boosters at the annual Big Blue Bash over the weekend and has a good attitude after being heckled.
While at a Calif fundraiser, President Obama was heckled by a group supporting the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell.".
OU head coach Bob Stoops, left, said that in 1999 he laughed off a heckling fan in Lubbock who accused him of being a "(Steve) Spurrier wannabe" because of his visor.
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