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vociferation

[voh-sif-uh-rey-shuh n] /voʊˌsɪf əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
noisy outcry; clamor.
Origin of vociferation
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin vōciferātiōn- (stem of vōciferātiō), equivalent to vōciferāt(us) (see vociferate) + -iōn- -ion
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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)
  • But the demon of vociferation was in her, and the next moment she was off again.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Argument is followed by vociferation and abuse; a momentary self-restraint by a fresh outbreak of self-assertion.

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

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • My fears whispered that this was the vociferation of a savage.

    Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown
  • The whole town is a scene of vociferation, disputation, and fighting.

  • The watchdogs of each farm have given warning, and the whole countryside is eager with vociferation.

  • To their ears at present came a vociferation of names and a rattle of wheels.

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

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

Word Origin and History for vociferation
n.

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

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