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[klam-er-uh s] /ˈklæm ər əs/
full of, marked by, or of the nature of clamor.
vigorous in demands or complaints.
Origin of clamorous
1375-1425; late Middle English. See clamor1, -ous
Related forms
clamorously, adverb
clamorousness, noun
nonclamorous, adjective
nonclamorously, adverb
unclamorous, adjective
unclamorously, adverb
unclamorousness, noun Unabridged
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  • The oxen low as they depart; all the woodland is filled with their complaint as they clamorously quit the hills.

  • He that is loudly praised will be clamorously censured.Johnson.

  • Mrs Maple clamorously ordered them to shut the parlour door.

  • But Nelly held to her own opinion, and clamorously maintained it.

    Tried for Her Life Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
  • High over their heads the big bell once more gave tongue—loudly, clamorously, insistently.

    The Root of All Evil J. S. Fletcher
  • They were clamorously back of the Junkers in their demands for war.

  • What is it if a rude voice accost, or the right of the road be clamorously contended?

    Caper-Sauce Fanny Fern
  • He was clamorously refused, and in indignation flung off the insignia of his office.

    The History of Napoleon Buonaparte John Gibson Lockhart
  • The gong sounded again, clamorously, it seemed imploringly: dinner was growing cold.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
  • When his removal was clamorously demanded by popular voice, his chief closed his ears and moved on unheeding—grave—defiant!

Word Origin and History for clamorously



c.1400, from Middle French clamoreux or directly from Medieval Latin clamorosus, from Latin clamor "a shout" (see clamor (n.)). Related: Clamorously; clamorousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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