US clangor

/ (ˈklæŋɡə, ˈklæŋə) /

  1. a loud resonant often-repeated noise

  2. an uproar

  1. (intr) to make or produce a loud resonant noise

Origin of clangour

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

Derived forms of clangour

  • clangorous, adjective
  • clangorously, adverb

Words Nearby clangour

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How to use clangour in a sentence

  • He struggled, he called, he cried; his voice was lost in the din and clangour.

    Wood Magic | Richard Jefferies
  • Zdenko accidentally knocked down a spear; and the clangour, echoing round the hall, awakened the men.

    The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • So joyously and gloriously ended the year 1810, with the booming of cannon and the loud clangour of the bells.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
  • It was of iron, and as he struck it with his hand, returned a hollow clangour.

    Auriol | W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • I had barely finished when the clangour of a great gong startled me.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif | Frank T. Bullen