One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Shout, complain, or argue loudly or vehemently.‘he then began to vociferate loudly’with object ‘he entered, vociferating curses’
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, whoopView synonyms
- ‘Because he's singing love songs, he doesn't need to vociferate or complain.’
- ‘While Andrea vociferated her opinions, Nicole worked quietly behind-the-scenes to make your life miserable if you gave her a reason to.’
- ‘‘Anytime,’ I heard him vociferate when I tried to trudge past him.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She vociferated in fury, ‘All these years, I've never stopped loving you!’’
Late 16th century: from Latin vociferat- ‘exclaimed’, from the verb vociferari, from vox ‘voice’ + ferre ‘carry’.
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