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vociferate

Line breaks: vo¦cif¦er|ate
Pronunciation: /və(ʊ)ˈsɪfəreɪt
 
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Definition of vociferate in English:

verb

[no object]
Shout, complain, or argue loudly or vehemently: he then began to vociferate loudly [with object]: he entered, vociferating curses
More example sentences
  • Because he's singing love songs, he doesn't need to vociferate or complain.
  • They encounter a little ugly man who is understandably furious at the invasion of his property by these two strangers and vociferates horrific but comically impotent threats.
  • She vociferated in fury, ‘All these years, I've never stopped loving you!’

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin vociferat- 'exclaimed', from the verb vociferari, from vox 'voice' + ferre 'carry'.

Derivatives

vociferant

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Art is a forum in which the individual can express him/herself to a dramatic, beautiful, vociferant and, oftentimes, cathartic end.
  • Decidedly the fan base there needed to be more vociferant.

vociferation

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Fines can be levied for ‘shouting and other vociferations, including abuse of bells or other noisemaking instruments.’

Words that rhyme with vociferate

proliferate

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into Spanish
Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something