Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to vociferation: shrieking
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.]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||vociferation - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"|
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
yodel - a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto