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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. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for clamoured
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  • To be clamoured at for repairs studied for, rather than really wanted?

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Each of these three had clamoured that Andre-Louis Moreau should be one of its delegates.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • "The end—this thing has no end," he clamoured, unexpectedly.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • They clamoured for the one man who would fulfil every ideal of Cæsarship and of might.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • "You can shoot the ruffian, you can shoot S. Behrman," clamoured one of the group.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • The mob joined in, and clamoured for the dismissal of the "Andalusian Woman."

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • It appeared that in the early part of our converse with him we had, unwittingly, clamoured for it.

    Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome
  • And her breast, her very hands, clamoured for the lovely flare of sunset.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • They clamoured for confirmation of this and Christopher had to admit it was true.

  • He clamoured at the door, but Barto was denied to him there.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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