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vociferous

[ voh-sif-er-uhs ]
/ voʊˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective

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

RELATED WORDS

vehement, clamorous, boisterous, shrill, strident, noisy, clamant, obstreperous, ranting, uproarious, vociferant

Nearby words

voces, vociferance, vociferant, vociferate, vociferation, vociferous, vocoder, vocoid, vod, vodcasting, vodka

Origin of vociferous

First recorded in 1605–15; vocifer(ant) + -ous
SYNONYMS FOR vociferous
Related forms
Can be confusedveracious vociferous voracious
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vociferous

/ (vəʊˈsɪfərəs) /

adjective

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