verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- clamp down
Origin of clamor1
Examples from the Web for clamour
Outside parliament, anyone who challenged the clamour for partition was devoured by the mobs.
Suddenly, on the upper floor, Colonel John heard a door open, and the clamour of a voice raised in anger.The Wild Geese|Stanley John Weyman
Public talk and clamour may do something for the poor Irish, as it did for the slaves in the West Indies.Peter Plymley's Letters|Sydney Smith
The whole crowd heard the words, for Michel's voice was pitched in a high, shrill key, which rang above the clamour and the babel.
I warned them at the beginning to abstain from clamour of this sort and to carry on the affair rather with writings and arguments.Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam|Ephraim Emerton
The people clamoured for a king, certainly from inferior motives, and Samuel yielded to their clamour.The Expositor's Bible: The Second Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
Word Origin 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.