- 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 clamouring
A lawyer was clamouring in the tone of a triumphant pleader.The Fortune of the Rougons
The most exacting and bewitching of all professions was clamouring for him again.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
Seraphina, from within the room, said aloud, "They are clamouring for the life of our guest."Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
At the bank flushed and eager mobs were clamouring to have their pokes weighed.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
"The people are clamouring for the reopening of the Duma," replied the Emperor weakly.The Minister of Evil
William Le Queux
Word Origin and History for clamouring
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.