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clamor

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noun clam·or \ˈkla-mər\

Simple Definition of clamor

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clamor

  1. 1 a :  noisy shouting b :  a loud continuous noise

  2. 2 :  insistent public expression (as of support or protest)

Examples of clamor in a sentence

  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


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clamor

verb clam·or

Definition of clamor

clamoredclamoring play \ˈklam-riŋ, ˈkla-mər-iŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a din

  3. 2 :  to become loudly insistent <clamored for his impeachment>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

  6. 2 :  to influence by means of clamor



14th Century

First Known Use of clamor

14th century


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clamor

verb clam·or

Definition of clamor

obsolete

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  silence



Origin of clamor

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1611


CLAMOR Defined for Kids

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clamor

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noun clam·or \ˈkla-mər\

Definition of clamor for Students

  1. 1 :  a noisy shouting

  2. 2 :  a loud continuous noise <the clamor of a storm>

  3. 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.


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clamor

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verb clam·or

Definition of clamor for Students

clamoredclamoring

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





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