Definition of vociferate in English:


Line breaks: vo¦cif¦er|ate
Pronunciation: /və(ʊ)ˈsɪfəreɪt


[no object]
Shout, complain, or argue loudly or vehemently: he then began to vociferate loudly [with object]: he entered, vociferating curses
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  • 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!’


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



More 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.


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

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