- a loud, resonant sound; clang.
- clamorous noise.
- to make a clangor; clang.
Also especially British, clang·our.
Origin of clangor
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Examples from the Web for clangour
The noise and rush and clangour of the Loop had long been familiar to him.Gigolo
The brisk trot of the officer's horse is lost in the clangour.One Man's Initiation--1917
John Dos Passos
For the clangour continued at the same rate,—Dang, dang dang, dang.The Weathercock
George Manville Fenn
He struggled, he called, he cried; his voice was lost in the din and clangour.Wood Magic
From Greenock to Glasgow resounded the clangour of hammers and the thunder of mechanism.An Ocean Tramp
- a loud resonant often-repeated noise
- an uproar
- (intr) to make or produce a loud resonant noise
C16: from Latin clangor a noise, from clangere to clang
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Word Origin and History for clangour
1590s, from Latin clangor "sound of trumpets (Virgil), birds (Ovid), etc.," from clangere "to clang," echoic (cf. clang).
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