- 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
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Examples from the Web for clamour
Outside parliament, anyone who challenged the clamour for partition was devoured by the mobs.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux
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Of course there was a clamour that I should sing again, but I couldn't.The Bacillus of Beauty
I was in the middle of the pit, and from the pit the clamour arose.The Letters of Robert Burns
There is a clamour for evidence, signs, messages, testimony.Mountain Meditations
An impression, I am told, sometimes gets abroad that we yield to clamour.The Burning Spear
There had been a moment's pause in the clamour of their babel as the door opened and Israel entered.The Scapegoat
- 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
- (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
Word Origin and History for clamour
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.