Definition of vociferate in English:



  • Shout, complain, or argue loudly or vehemently.

    ‘he then began to vociferate loudly’
    [with object] ‘he entered, vociferating curses’
    • ‘While Andrea vociferated her opinions, Nicole worked quietly behind-the-scenes to make your life miserable if you gave her a reason to.’
    • ‘She vociferated in fury, ‘All these years, I've never stopped loving you!’’
    • ‘They encounter a little ugly man who is understandably furious at the invasion of his property by these two strangers and vociferates horrific but comically impotent threats.’
    • ‘‘Anytime,’ I heard him vociferate when I tried to trudge past him.’
    • ‘Because he's singing love songs, he doesn't need to vociferate or complain.’
    yell, cry, cry out, call, call out, roar, howl, bellow, bawl, call at the top of one's voice, clamour, bay, cheer, yawp, yelp, wail, squawk, shriek, scream, screech, squeal, squall, caterwaul, whoop
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Late 16th century: from Latin vociferat- exclaimed, from the verb vociferari, from vox voice + ferre carry.