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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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  • But the demon of vociferation was in her, and the next moment she was off again.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • It was a lively scene, with more than enough of bustle and swearing and vociferation.

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

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

  • All they could do was to voice their disappointment—and they did that, one may be sure, with vociferation.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
  • In such a case as this which of us would not have broken the walls with vociferation?

  • There will be shouting, vociferation, and not a little abuse.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • There was plenty of vociferation, but not one single burst of eloquence.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • From the very dignity of her nature, you know there will be no vociferation.

    New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage
  • We followed the vociferation, and came to the place; and lo!

Word Origin and History for vociferation
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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