Origin of obstreperous
Examples from the Web for obstreperously
The dogs received them obstreperously, and the kid from its corner bleated faintly.The Master-Knot of Human Fate|Ellis Meredith
In one apartment was an obstreperously noisy society of parrots and macaws, most gorgeous and diversified of hue.Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1|Nathaniel Hawthorne
They were timidly conservative at the age at which every healthy human being ought to be obstreperously revolutionary.Getting Married|George Bernard Shaw
Lucy in her stage box laughed so obstreperously that Caroline Hequet silenced her with a tap of her fan.
Only keep spurting and spitting about obstreperously, and the most stiff ears must at length be converted.
British Dictionary definitions for obstreperously
Word Origin for obstreperous
Word Origin and History for obstreperously
c.1600, from Latin obstreperus "clamorous," from obstrepere "drown with noise, make a noise against, oppose noisily," from ob "against" (see ob-) + strepere "make a noise," from PIE *strep-, said to be imitative (cf. Latin stertare "to snore," Old Norse þrapt "chattering," Old English þræft "quarrel"). Related: Obstreperously; obstreperousness.