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[klam-er] /ˈklæm ər/
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.
verb (used without object)
to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
verb (used with object)
to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring:
The newspapers clamored him out of office.
to utter noisily:
They clamored their demands at the meeting.
Also, especially British, clamour.
Origin of clamor1
1350-1400; Middle English clamor (< Anglo-French) < Latin, equivalent to clām- (see claim) + -or -or1; Middle English clamour < Middle French < Latin clāmōr- (stem of clāmor)
Related forms
clamorer, clamorist, noun
1. shouting. 2. vociferation. 4. See noise.
Usage note
See -our. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It had clamoured for a common currency, common weights and measures, common code of terms, and a hundred and one kindred things.

    The Mark of the Beast Sidney Watson
  • They clamoured for the one man who would fulfil every ideal of Cæsarship and of might.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Mr. Bankes withdrew his motion, and Mr. Urquhart was clamoured down in a subsequent attempt to address the house upon the subject.

  • To be clamoured at for repairs studied for, rather than really wanted?

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The duke of Hamilton was at the head of this party which clamoured loudly for a new parliament.

  • Each of these three had clamoured that Andre-Louis Moreau should be one of its delegates.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Most reluctantly, Titus gave the permission they clamoured for, and allowed his troops to set fire to the gate.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • "The end—this thing has no end," he clamoured, unexpectedly.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • They crowded about her, filling the air with shouts of triumph; they clamoured to be led at once against the grim frowning walls.

    A Heroine of France Evelyn Everett-Green
  • And her breast, her very hands, clamoured for the lovely flare of sunset.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Word Origin and History for clamoured



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.



late 14c., from clamor (n.). Related: Clamored; clamoring.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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