- 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
Synonyms for clamor
- to silence.
Origin of clamor2
Related Words for clamorednoise, upheaval, agitation, tumult, ruckus, uproar, hubbub, buzz, ferment, outcry, brouhaha, shout, holler, discord, blare, hullabaloo, hassle, racket, convulsion, row
Examples from the Web for clamored
Contemporary Examples of clamored
Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
But politicians abhor a rhetorical vacuum, and they have clamored to fill it.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
Snake owners in online forums have clamored for live mice at a low cost for years.The Weird Underground World of Urban Animal Husbandry
May 19, 2014
As a result, the British clamored to explore the north, rekindling that long-held dream of finding a Northwest Passage.The Volcano That Rewrote History
May 5, 2014
But held in opposition to this outrage, those same voices now clamored for a similar intervention in Syria.The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi
January 21, 2014
Historical Examples of clamored
And in the boughs of the sycamores quarrelled and clamored the blackbirds.Poems
William D. Howells
Then he abruptly turned back to the bar and clamored for another drink.The Golden Woman
They clamored, banged and threw things for no reason other than to throw them.Foundling on Venus
John de Courcy
The farmers had not clamored for a removal of the duty on wool.
But nobody went home, in spite of the packing that clamored for attention.Betty Wales Senior
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.