clam·​or·​ous | \ ˈklam-rəs How to pronounce clamorous (audio) , ˈkla-mər-əs\

Definition of clamorous

1 : marked by confused din or outcry : tumultuous clamorous city streets
2 : noisily insistent clamorous demands

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Other Words from clamorous

clamorously adverb
clamorousness noun

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vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous mean so loud or insistent as to compel attention. vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out. vociferous cries of protest and outrage clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting. clamorous demands for prison reforms blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness. blatant rock music a blatant clamor for impeachment strident suggests harsh and discordant noise. heard the strident cry of the crow boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits. a boisterous crowd of party goers obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint. the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested

Examples of clamorous in a Sentence

a clamorous objection to the play that the students have chosen to put on this year a clamorous kindergarten classroom that would try the patience of any sane adult

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If the subscription series didn’t have one more week to run, the clamorous reception accorded the maestro and his superstar soloist, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, would have sufficed perfectly well to consign the 2017-18 season to the history books. John Von Rhein,, "Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma turn up the heat in an all-Russian program," 15 June 2018 Chief Justice John Roberts issued the court's opinion, calling the state's effort to make polling places less clamorous worthy. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court strikes down political dress code at polls," 14 June 2018 There is always something, and usually a lot, burbling under the surface in the orchestra, with influences of the clamorous sides of John Adams and Philip Glass. Mark Swed,, "Walt Whitman's operatic America in 'Crossing' gets its West Coast premiere," 27 May 2018 The date matters, for punk is in full cry, and Enn gets his teen-age kicks from going to see terrible but pleasingly clamorous bands. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”," 4 June 2017 Indeed, for Kurlansky, no food invites more clamorous debate. Daniel Fernandez, Smithsonian, "The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk," 11 May 2018 In his research and writings, Michael Sandel, a professor of political philosophy at Harvard, explores the often clamorous intersection of financial markets and morality in the modern world. Margeaux Sippell,, "When markets and morals collide," 7 May 2018 All this is at the very heart of Mr. Hyatt’s understated movie, which takes place in the dank and clamorous Roman alleyways where slaves are bought and sold and mob violence rules. Charlotte Allen, WSJ, "The Story Behind ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’," 12 Apr. 2018 But the proposal has also drawn a broad and clamorous blowback from many people who would be directly affected by it, including patients with chronic pain, primary care doctors and experts in pain management and addiction medicine. Jan Hoffman, New York Times, "Medicare Is Cracking Down on Opioids. Doctors Fear Pain Patients Will Suffer.," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of clamorous

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for clamorous

see clamor entry 1

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