[voh-sif-uh-rey-shuh n]


noisy outcry; clamor.

Origin of vociferation

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vōciferātiōn- (stem of vōciferātiō), equivalent to vōciferāt(us) (see vociferate) + -iōn- -ion
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Examples from the Web for vociferation

Historical Examples of vociferation

  • 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

Word Origin and History for vociferation

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper