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vociferous

vo·cif·er·ous

vociferous

 
pronunciation:
vo sI f rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: crying out, esp. in protest; vocal; clamorous.
The vociferous crowd of protesters distracted the workers inside the building.The vociferous heckler was ejected by security guards.
similar words:
loud, vocal
definition 2: characterized by loud outcrying.
From the back of the room came a vociferous objection.
similar words:
loud
derivations: vociferously (adv.), vociferousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word vociferous contains the following parts:
-iferous Latin adjective-forming suffix that means producing, bearing, carrying
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See also fer, lat2, -late