crying out noisily; clamorous.
characterized by or uttered with vociferation: a vociferous manner of expression.

Nearby words

  1. voces,
  2. vociferance,
  3. vociferant,
  4. vociferate,
  5. vociferation,
  6. vocoder,
  7. vocoid,
  8. vod,
  9. vodcasting,
  10. vodka

Origin of vociferous

First recorded in 1605–15; vocifer(ant) + -ous

Related forms
Can be confusedveracious vociferous voracious

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British Dictionary definitions for vociferous



characterized by vehemence, clamour, or noisinessvociferous protests
making an outcry or loud noises; clamorousa vociferous mob
Derived Formsvociferously, adverbvociferousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for vociferous



1610s, from Latin vociferari "to shout, yell," from vox (genitive vocis) "voice" + root of ferre "to carry" (see infer). Related: Vociferating.

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