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Dictionary Definition

vociferation n : a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience" [syn: cry, outcry, call, yell, shout]

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Etymology

Latin vociferatio: compare French vocifération

Noun

vociferation
  1. The act of vociferating; violent outcry; vehement utterance of the voice.
    Quotations
    • Violent gesture and vociferation naturally shake the hearts of the ignorant - Spectator
    • Plaintive strains succeeding the vociferations of emotion or of pain - Byron
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