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vo·cif·er·ous  audio  (v-sfr-s) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry.


OTHER FORMS:
vo·cifer·ous·ly(Adverb), vo·cifer·ous·ness(Noun)

SYNONYMS:
vociferous, blatant, boisterous, strident, clamorous

These adjectives mean conspicuously and usually offensively loud. Vociferous suggests a noisy outcry, as of vehement protest: vociferous complaints. Blatant connotes coarse or vulgar noisiness: "Up rose a blatant Radical" (Walter Bagehot). Boisterous implies unrestrained noise, tumult, and often rowdiness: boisterous youths. Strident stresses offensive harshness, shrillness, or discordance: a legislator with a strident voice. Something clamorous is both vociferous and sustained: a clamorous uproar.


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