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.
Also especially British, clang·our.

Origin of clangor

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

OTHER WORDS FROM clangor

clang·or·ous, adjectiveclang·or·ous·ly, adverb

usage note for clangor

See -our.
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British Dictionary definitions for clangour

clangour

US clangor

/ (ˈklæŋɡə, ˈklæŋə) /

noun

a loud resonant often-repeated noise
an uproar

verb

(intr) to make or produce a loud resonant noise

Derived forms of clangour

clangorous, adjectiveclangorously, adverb

Word Origin for clangour

C16: from Latin clangor a noise, from clangere to clang
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