- a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
- a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor of the proponents of the law.
- popular outcry: The senators could not ignore the clamor against higher taxation.
- any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic; the clamor of birds and animals in the zoo.
- to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
- to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The newspapers clamored him out of office.
- to utter noisily: They clamored their demands at the meeting.
Origin of clamor1
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- to silence.
Origin of clamor2
Related Words for clamornoise, upheaval, agitation, tumult, ruckus, uproar, hubbub, buzz, ferment, outcry, brouhaha, shout, holler, discord, blare, hullabaloo, hassle, racket, convulsion, row
Examples from the Web for clamor
Contemporary Examples of clamor
Ogimura waved his hand in the air, calling a temporary stop to play, unable to think in the clamor.How to Hide a Famine with Ping-Pong
January 9, 2014
Amid the noise and clamor, we uncover the presents worth cherishing: life, family, friends, and faith.The True Gifts of Christmas Are Life, Love, and the Mystery of God
December 25, 2013
The clamor would have ceased as the matriarch led a retreat and the danger would have seemed to pass.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’
July 8, 2013
But nowadays, the clamor for moving away from nuclear power has softened.Japan’s Anti-Nuclear Activists Losing Ground Since Fukushima Disaster
March 18, 2013
And the centrist-deficit-hawk complex will clamor for a grand bargain and leadership.No Matter How Crazy Washington Is, Americans Can’t Stop Shopping
March 13, 2013
Historical Examples of clamor
Only in the cafes there is a clamor of voices and a drowning of care.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
His voice was drowned by the clamor that went up from every side.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Presently, through the clamor around me, I heard "the Indian" crying.The Harbor
There had been the clamor of surprised and shouting men: there was silence now.
Then rose a clamor of questions from all sides, which I answered as best I could.Five Mice in a Mouse-trap
Laura E. Richards
Word Origin and History for clamor
late 14c., from Old French clamor "call, cry, appeal, outcry" (12c., Modern French clameur), from Latin clamor "a shout, a loud call" (either friendly or hostile), from clamare "to cry out" (see claim (v.)).
late 14c., from clamor (n.). Related: Clamored; clamoring.