vociferation


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vo·cif·er·ate

 (vō-sĭf′ə-rāt′)
tr. & intr.v. vo·cif·er·at·ed, vo·cif·er·at·ing, vo·cif·er·ates
To utter (something) or cry out loudly and vehemently, especially in protest.

[Latin vōciferārī, vōciferāt-, from *vōcifer, carrying the voice : vōx, vōc-, voice; see voice + -fer, -fer.]

vo·cif′er·a′tion n.
vo·cif′er·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vociferation - a loud utterancevociferation - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, yowl, roar, roaring - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"
blue murder - an extravagantly loud outcry; "she screamed blue murder"
catcall - a cry expressing disapproval
clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry, clamor - loud and persistent outcry from many people; "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
halloo - a shout to attract attention; "he gave a great halloo but no one heard him"
hoot - a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
hosanna - a cry of praise or adoration (to God)
noise - a loud outcry of protest or complaint; "the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise"; "whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could"
scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching - sharp piercing cry; "her screaming attracted the neighbors"
whoop - a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
battle cry, war whoop, rallying cry, war cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
yelling, shouting - uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
yodel - a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
boo, Bronx cheer, razz, razzing, snort, hiss, hoot, raspberry, bird - a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

vociferation

noun
Offensively loud and insistent utterances, especially of disapproval:
Idiom: hue and cry.
Translations

vociferation

[vəʊˌsɪfəˈreɪʃən] Nvociferación f

vociferation

nGeschrei nt; their vociferation of their discontentihr lautstarker Protest
References in classic literature ?
And as she apprehended the boy's life was in danger, she screamed ten times louder than before; and indeed Master Blifil himself now seconded her with all the vociferation in his power.
The women and children gathered on the tops of the lodges and heightened the confusion of the scene by their vociferation.
From the whole extent of the invisible vale came a multitudinous intonation; it forced upon their fancy that a great city lay below them, and that the murmur was the vociferation of its populace.
But the demon of vociferation was in her, and the next moment she was off again.
After some vociferation, quiet was at length fully restored, and, as very often happens in similar cases, a profound and remarkable silence ensued.
cried the bee-hunter, catching his breath after a repeated burst of noisy mirth, that might possibly have added to the panic of the buffaloes by its vociferation.
It is impossible to describe the effect produced by the last words of the honorable president-- the cries, the shouts, the succession of roars, hurrahs, and all the varied vociferations which the American language is capable of supplying.
At the whistle of the driver, amid the hurrahs, and all the admiring vociferations of the American language, the train left the platform of Baltimore.
There Ned Land and Conseil were slyly watching some of the ship's crew, who were opening the hatches, while cries of rage and fearful vociferations resounded outside.
From this apprehension, however, I was quickly relieved; for Kory-Kory, leaping from the pi-pi, and then backing himself up against it, like a porter in readiness to shoulder a trunk, with loud vociferations and a superabundance of gestures, gave me to understand that I was to mount upon his back and be thus transported to the stream, which flowed perhaps two hundred yards from the house.
With such vociferations, and with a boisterous manner which bespoke his perfect abandonment to the general licence and disorder, he groped his way towards the shed, where Hugh and Barnaby were sitting on the ground.
The prince was much discouraged, but at last he managed to make himself heard amid the vociferations of his excited visitors.