Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

clangor

[klang-er, klang-ger]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a loud, resonant sound; clang.
  2. clamorous noise.
Show More
verb (used without object)
  1. to make a clangor; clang.
Show More
Also especially British, clang·our.

Origin of clangor

1585–95; < Latin: loud sound, noise, equivalent to clang(ere) to clang + -or -or1
Related formsclang·or·ous, adjectiveclang·or·ous·ly, adverb

Usage note

See -our.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for clangor

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • There were five or six others, whose names in the clangor of voices I did not hear.

  • The clangor, the smoke and dust, the hurrying crowds, all worked into his mood.

    The Girl and The Bill

    Bannister Merwin

  • There was the sound of horsery and the clangor and click of camera men without.

    The Shriek

    Charles Somerville

  • 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.


Word Origin and History for clangor

n.

1590s, from Latin clangor "sound of trumpets (Virgil), birds (Ovid), etc.," from clangere "to clang," echoic (cf. clang).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper