- 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 clangorous
And with the clangorous metal pail he smote the ugly, brutish skull.Darkness and Dawn
George Allan England
Thereupon, he lifted up his voice in clangorous condemnation, after the manner of his species.The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis
Her lips parted; from them came another trumpeting—tyrannic, arrogant and clangorous.The Metal Monster
He was the first to introduce Tschakowsky's brilliant and clangorous B-flat minor concerto.Franz Liszt
The machinery of the pit-head is all down, likewise the clangorous iron tower which shells seemed unable to destroy.The Challenge of the Dead
Word Origin and History for clangorous
1590s, from Latin clangor "sound of trumpets (Virgil), birds (Ovid), etc.," from clangere "to clang," echoic (cf. clang).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper