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[voh-sif-uh-rey-shuh n] /voʊˌsɪf əˈreɪ ʃən/
noisy outcry; clamor.
Origin of vociferation
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin vōciferātiōn- (stem of vōciferātiō), equivalent to vōciferāt(us) (see vociferate) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A cannon might have vainly sought to be heard in this clamor, but at this voice all the vociferation ceased.

    The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • To their ears at present came a vociferation of names and a rattle of wheels.

  • Argument is followed by vociferation and abuse; a momentary self-restraint by a fresh outbreak of self-assertion.

  • In such a case as this which of us would not have broken the walls with vociferation?

  • My fears whispered that this was the vociferation of a savage.

    Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown
  • But the demon of vociferation was in her, and the next moment she was off again.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • The watchdogs of each farm have given warning, and the whole countryside is eager with vociferation.

  • It was a lively scene, with more than enough of bustle and swearing and vociferation.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • I read aloud for the entertainment of the party, thus making amends by a vociferation of two hours for my silence at other times.

  • The whole town is a scene of vociferation, disputation, and fighting.

Word Origin and History for vociferation

c.1400, from Latin vociferationem, noun of action from vociferari (see vociferous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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