A.Word.A.Day

with Anu Garg

vociferate

PRONUNCIATION:
(vo-SIF-uh-rayt)

 

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To shout or utter loudly.

 

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vox (voice) + ferre (to bear). Earliest documented use: 1548.

 

USAGE:
“For months, people rallied in their villages and vociferated on TV.”
Patrick Lagacé; It’s Not a Quebec Spring, But Perhaps a Seattle Moment (Think Protest, Not Grunge); The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Apr 28, 2012.See more usage examples of vociferate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.