- 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 clamoring
It's been nine years that fans of The Comeback have been clamoring for HBO to "give her another take."‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards
December 29, 2014
So it ultimately seems odd to blame these celebs for disclosing personal information when the public is just clamoring for it.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure
November 6, 2014
Even a government that has turned two blind eyes can hear the clamoring of tens of thousands of demonstrators.Mexico’s First Lady of Murder Is on the Lam
October 29, 2014
The constituency most clamoring for executive action has already shown they expect little and will settle for nothing.Why Obama Won't Act on Immigration
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
September 2, 2014
That series was last seen in 1996, and fans had been clamoring for a new entry ever since.Video Games Go Wild for Reboots
July 6, 2014
Is it surprising that the public is clamoring for the complete elimination of the breweries?Government by the Brewers?
But all at once the infants had awoke, clamoring for nourishment.Fruitfulness
Their people were suffering terribly and were clamoring for help.Herbert Hoover
There were hundreds of them clamoring for an opportunity to get down to the army.War from the Inside</p>
Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Little Jim and Jack had come in and were clamoring for recognition.
Word Origin and History for clamoring
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.