- a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
- a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor of the proponents of the law.
- popular outcry: The senators could not ignore the clamor against higher taxation.
- any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic; the clamor of birds and animals in the zoo.
- to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
- to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The newspapers clamored him out of office.
- to utter noisily: They clamored their demands at the meeting.
Origin of clamor1
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- to silence.
Origin of clamor2
Examples from the Web for clamor
Ogimura waved his hand in the air, calling a temporary stop to play, unable to think in the clamor.How to Hide a Famine with Ping-Pong
January 9, 2014
Amid the noise and clamor, we uncover the presents worth cherishing: life, family, friends, and faith.The True Gifts of Christmas Are Life, Love, and the Mystery of God
December 25, 2013
The clamor would have ceased as the matriarch led a retreat and the danger would have seemed to pass.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’
July 8, 2013
But nowadays, the clamor for moving away from nuclear power has softened.Japan’s Anti-Nuclear Activists Losing Ground Since Fukushima Disaster
March 18, 2013
And the centrist-deficit-hawk complex will clamor for a grand bargain and leadership.No Matter How Crazy Washington Is, Americans Can’t Stop Shopping
March 13, 2013
Only in the cafes there is a clamor of voices and a drowning of care.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
His voice was drowned by the clamor that went up from every side.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Presently, through the clamor around me, I heard "the Indian" crying.The Harbor
There had been the clamor of surprised and shouting men: there was silence now.
Then rose a clamor of questions from all sides, which I answered as best I could.Five Mice in a Mouse-trap
Laura E. Richards
Word Origin and History for clamor
late 14c., from Old French clamor "call, cry, appeal, outcry" (12c., Modern French clameur), from Latin clamor "a shout, a loud call" (either friendly or hostile), from clamare "to cry out" (see claim (v.)).
late 14c., from clamor (n.). Related: Clamored; clamoring.