clangor

[ klang-er, klang-ger ]
/ ˈklæŋ ər, ˈklæŋ gər /

noun

a loud, resonant sound; clang.
clamorous noise.

verb (used without object)

to make a clangor; clang.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. clandestine,
  2. clang,
  3. clang association,
  4. clanger,
  5. clanging,
  6. clangorous,
  7. clangour,
  8. clank,
  9. clannish,
  10. clannishly

Also especially British, clang·our.

Origin of clangor

1585–95; < Latin: loud sound, noise, equivalent to clang(ere) to clang + -or -or1

Related formsclang·or·ous, adjectiveclang·or·ous·ly, adverb

Usage note

See -our.

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Word Origin and History for clangor

clangor

n.

1590s, from Latin clangor "sound of trumpets (Virgil), birds (Ovid), etc.," from clangere "to clang," echoic (cf. clang).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper