Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To utter (something) or cry out loudly and vehemently, especially in protest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. : To cry out with vehemence; to exclaim; to bawl; to clamor. - Cowper
  • v. : To utter with a loud voice; to shout out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To cry out with vehemence; to exclaim; to bawl; to clamor.
  • transitive v. To utter with a loud voice; to shout out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cry out noisily; make an outcry.
  • Synonyms To shout, bellow, roar, bawl.
  • To utter with a loud voice; assert or proclaim clamorously; shout.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. utter in a very loud voice

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin vōciferārī, vōciferāt-, from *vōcifer, carrying the voice : vōx, vōc-, voice; see voice + -fer; see -fer.

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Latin vociferatus, past participle of vociferari ("to vociferate"); vox, vocis ("voice") + ferre ("to bear"). See voice, and bear ("to carry").

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  • Sit down, sir - or I'll instantly vociferate "Police!"

    -- Cox and Box

    August 20, 2008

  • '"I vociferated enough curses to annihilate any fiend in christendom."' -Heathcliff, from Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

    February 18, 2008