clamor


1clam·or

noun \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

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