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vocal minority

This page is about the collocation vocal minority

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a group that voices an opinion that the majority of people don't agree with

For example

  • How can a vocal minority block gun laws that most people want?

  • Fascists were just a vocal minority at first, but they soon controlled most of Europe.

Quick Quiz

A vocal minority is a group of people who

a. sing vocal music together

b. express a minority view

c. keep their views secret

Contributor: Matt Errey