Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Definitions for vociferous
- crying out noisily; clamorous.
- characterized by or uttered with vociferation: a vociferous manner of expression.
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Citations for vociferous
The grass grew quietly in the highways--the bleating sheep and frolicksome calves sported about the verdant ridge, where now the Broadway loungers take their morning stroll… and flocks of vociferous geese cackled about the fields, where now the great Tammany wigwam and the patriotic tavern of Martling echo with the wranglings of the mob.
When I first heard a speaker preach illwill from a Rotary rostrum, I thought to myself: "That guy is going to be told plenty when he gets through." But to my surprise he was greeted with vociferous applause.
Origin of vociferous
Vociferous descends from the Latin vociferārī meaning "to shout," which in turn derives from the Latin root vōx meaning "voice." It entered English in the early 1600s.