clamor

1
[ klam-er ]
/ ˈklæm ər /

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.
Also especially British, clam·our.

Origin of clamor

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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.
4 See noise.
Related formsclam·or·er, clam·or·ist, noun

Usage note

See -our.

Definition for clamor (2 of 2)

clamor

2
[ klam-er ]
/ ˈklæm ər /

verb (used with object) Obsolete.

to silence.

Origin of clamor

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