vociferous

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Latin vociferari (shout, yell), from vox (voice) + ferre (to carry) (see infer). Surface analysis is voice +‎ -iferous.

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vociferous (comparative more vociferous, superlative most vociferous)

  1. Making or characterized by a noisy outcry; clamorous.
    • 2012 August 23, Alasdair Lamont, “Hearts 0-1 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      Hearts' threat had not evaporated, though, and Templeton fired a yard over the bar before the home fans and players made vociferous handball claims against Jamie Carragher, which were ignored by referee Florian Meyer.
    • 1909, Ralph Connor, The Foreigner, ch. 17:
      They crowded around him with vociferous welcome, Brown leading in a series of wild cheers.

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