clamant

[ kley-muh nt, klam-uh nt ]
/ ˈkleɪ mənt, ˈklæm ənt /

adjective

clamorous; noisy.
compelling or pressing; urgent: a clamant need for reform.

Nearby words

  1. clam diggers,
  2. clam up,
  3. clam-diggers,
  4. clam-flat,
  5. clam-shell,
  6. clamantly,
  7. clamatorial,
  8. clambake,
  9. clamber,
  10. clambering

Origin of clamant

1630–40; < Latin clāmant- (stem of clāmāns, present participle of clāmāre to shout), equivalent to clām- (see claim) + -ant- -ant

Related formscla·mant·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for clamant

clamant

/ (ˈkleɪmənt) /

adjective

noisy
calling urgently

Word Origin for clamant

C17: from Latin clāmāns, from clāmāre to shout

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