- a loud, resonant sound; clang.
- clamorous noise.
- to make a clangor; clang.
Also especially British, clang·our.
Origin of clangor
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Examples from the Web for clangor
“I used to say that fear is probably the most important concept of feeling,” he said amid the clangor of forks and knives.Former Israeli Security Chief Pushes for Unilateral Withdrawal
March 21, 2012
There were five or six others, whose names in the clangor of voices I did not hear.Lords of the North
A. C. Laut
The clangor, the smoke and dust, the hurrying crowds, all worked into his mood.The Girl and The Bill</p>
There was the sound of horsery and the clangor and click of camera men without.The Shriek
The clangor distracted the attention of the assailants, and a parley ensued.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
The clangor waxed, beat about us with tremendous strokes of sound.The Metal Monster
Word Origin and History for clangor
1590s, from Latin clangor "sound of trumpets (Virgil), birds (Ovid), etc.," from clangere "to clang," echoic (cf. clang).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper