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clamour

US clamor

/ (ˈklæmə) /
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noun

a loud persistent outcry, as from a large number of people
a vehement expression of collective feeling or outragea clamour against higher prices
a loud and persistent noisethe clamour of traffic

verb

(intr; often foll by for or against) to make a loud noise or outcry; make a public demandthey clamoured for attention
(tr) to move, influence, or force by outcrythe people clamoured him out of office

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Derived forms of clamour

clamourer or US clamorer, nounclamorous, adjectiveclamorously, adverbclamorousness, noun

Word Origin for clamour

C14: from Old French clamour, from Latin clāmor, from clāmāre to cry out
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