Word of the Day

Word of the Day

There is no winner today! No one posted a sentence using egregious, so there can be no winner.
Today's Word: Vociferous (Vo - siff- er- us)

The Challenge: Use five times today. Oh. and post a sentence using it as a comment on this blog.
The Reward: Your friends will think you more intelligent and (more importantly) you will feel more intelligent. After all what greater reward is there than internal reward?! And. the best sentence will be posted and commemorated tomorrow morning with the next word of the day.
Definition from thefreedictionary.com


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

Vociferously adv.

Vociferousness n.

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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

And now... my sentence! The baby gave a vociferous complaint as his parents laid him down for a nap.

Remember: Post a sentence using the word vociferous as a comment. We will pick the best sentence and commemorate on this blog forever the person with the best. The winner will be posted tomorrow morning along with the new word of the day. There haven't been winners for the past two words. Make sure you post a sentence for a chance to win a gold star.

1 comment:

  1. As she slammed her finger in the door she let out a vociferous scream.