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1clamor

noun clam·or \ˈkla-mər\

: a loud continuous noise (such as the noise made when many people are talking or shouting)

: a loud or strong demand for something by many people

Full Definition of CLAMOR

1
a :  noisy shouting
b :  a loud continuous noise
2
:  insistent public expression (as of support or protest)

Examples of CLAMOR

  1. A clamor outside woke them in the night.
  2. city streets filled with clamor
  3. a public clamor for an arrest in the case
  4. There is growing clamor for reform.

Origin of CLAMOR

Middle English, from Anglo-French clamour, from Latin clamor, from clamare to cry out — more at claim
First Known Use: 14th century

2clamor

verb
clam·oredclam·or·ing \ˈklam-riŋ, ˈkla-mər-iŋ\

Definition of CLAMOR

intransitive verb
1
:  to make a din
2
:  to become loudly insistent <clamored for his impeachment>
transitive verb
1
:  to utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
2
:  to influence by means of clamor

First Known Use of CLAMOR

14th century

3clamor

verb

Definition of CLAMOR

transitive verb
obsolete
:  silence

Origin of CLAMOR

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1611
CLAMOR Defined for Kids

1clamor

noun clam·or \ˈkla-mər\

Definition of CLAMOR for Kids

1
:  a noisy shouting
2
:  a loud continuous noise <the clamor of a storm>
3
:  strong and loud demand <There was a public clamor for change.>

Word Root of CLAMOR

The Latin word clamāre, meaning to shout or to cry out, gives us the root clam and its form claim. Words from the Latin clamāre have something to do with shouting. To exclaim is to cry out in a sudden or emotional way. To proclaim is to announce or shout something publicly. Clamor is noisy shouting.

2clamor

verb
clam·oredclam·or·ing

Definition of CLAMOR for Kids

:  to make a loud noise or demand <Fans clamored for the star's autograph.>

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