[klam-er-uh s]


full of, marked by, or of the nature of clamor.
vigorous in demands or complaints.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for clamorous

vociferous, uproarious, importunate, loud

Examples from the Web for clamorous

Historical Examples of clamorous

  • 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.


    Martin Farquhar Tupper

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

Word Origin and History for clamorous

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper