clamor

1
[klam-er]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. clambake,
  2. clamber,
  3. clambering,
  4. clamjamphry,
  5. clammy,
  6. clamorous,
  7. clamorously,
  8. clamour,
  9. clamp,
  10. clamp down

Also especially British, clam·our.

Origin of clamor

1
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)

SYNONYMS FOR clamor
1. shouting. 2. vociferation. 4. See noise.

Related formsclam·or·er, clam·or·ist, noun

Usage note

See -our.

clamor

2
[klam-er]

verb (used with object) Obsolete.

to silence.

Origin of clamor

2
1605–15; perhaps spelling variant of clammer, obsolete variant of clamber in sense “to clutch,” hence “reduce to silence”

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