cla·​mant | \ ˈklā-mənt How to pronounce clamant (audio) , ˈkla- How to pronounce clamant (audio) \

Definition of clamant

2 : demanding attention : urgent

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Other Words from clamant

clamantly adverb

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Clamant is considerably less common than its synonym "clamorous." As the similarities in spelling might suggest, these two words are etymologically related, both coming from the Latin verb clamare, meaning "to cry out or shout." Another relative is the noun claimant, meaning "one that asserts a right or title." The paths from "clamare" to "clamorous" and "claimant" follow routes that lead through Anglo-French. "Clamant," however, comes directly from Latin, deriving from "clamant-, clamans," the present participle of the verb "clamare."

Examples of clamant in a Sentence

clamant students gathered outside the college president's office, protesting the denial of tenure for the popular professor

First Known Use of clamant

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for clamant

Latin clamant-, clamans, present participle of clamare to cry out

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“Clamant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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