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clamorous

[klam-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. full of, marked by, or of the nature of clamor.
  2. vigorous in demands or complaints.
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Origin of clamorous

1375–1425; late Middle English. See clamor1, -ous
Related formsclam·or·ous·ly, adverbclam·or·ous·ness, nounnon·clam·or·ous, adjectivenon·clam·or·ous·ly, adverbun·clam·or·ous, adjectiveun·clam·or·ous·ly, adverbun·clam·or·ous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for clamorous

Historical Examples

  • They were not clamorous, but sweet, and they drowned her will, and drew her to themselves.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • There was a clamorous crowd about the door––pushing, scuffling, shouting.

  • To him ran Orpheus, in clamorous anxiety to undo the evil he had wrought.

  • At such a moment then, called our ladies-legatees, clamorous for hush-money.

    Heart

    Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Amidst a peal of tongues, this clamorous procession retired.


Word Origin and History for clamorous

adj.

c.1400, from Middle French clamoreux or directly from Medieval Latin clamorosus, from Latin clamor "a shout" (see clamor (n.)). Related: Clamorously; clamorousness.

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