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- n. The act of exclaiming; violent outcry; vehement utterance of the voice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of vociferating; violent outcry; vehement utterance of the voice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of vociferating; noisy exclamation; violent outcry; clamor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
He seems to have foreseen the coming time when the Word of God should freely prevail, but with no resulting wisdom; the time when men should daily increase in ignorance and fanaticism until they should become mere dolts, so completely void of wisdom as to call vociferation and boasting divine worship, and to regard that preaching the salvation of souls.
He was indeed a great master of this kind of vociferation, and had a holla proper for most occasions in life.
The latter grew red in the face with vain vociferation.
The postilion, at length, interrupted this vociferation with news that the chaise was again fit for use; and Cecilia, eager to be gone, finding him little regarded, repeated what he said to Miss Larolles.
Here they were disturbed by the extreme loquacity of two opposite parties: and listening attentively, they heard from one side, “My angel! fairest of creatures! goddess of my heart!” uttered in accents of rapture; while from the other, the vociferation was so violent they could distinctly hear nothing.
But what more even than their talking provoked her, was finding that the moment the act was over, when she cared not if their vociferation had been incessant, one of them called out, “Come, be quiet, the dance is begun;” and then they were again all silent attention!
Waiter, I say! 'still speaking rather lower than louder;' Don't I stun you by this shocking vociferation? '
This scheme was put immediately into practice; but though the sisters were obliged to stop their ears from his vociferation, it answered no purpose.
In fact, the voices in the next room became obstreperously loud of a sudden, the cause of which vociferation it is necessary to explain before we go farther.
People of this sort are impressed by vociferation, as a coarse palate is ticked by strong spirits.