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
Recent Examples on the Web Residents across the city might have heard a clamorous noise and gazed out their windows to see a bright yellow plane in the sky. Silvia Foster-frau,, "Archbishop soars over San Antonio as parishes prepare to reopen," 11 May 2020 The polite applause of the first week has given way to a clamorous din, as people bang pots and pans. Mark Landler, New York Times, "To Fight Coronavirus, U.K. Asked for Some Volunteers. It Got an Army.," 7 Apr. 2020 Revelers made a dancing, clamorous human rainbow this week during Holi, a yearly religious festival in India. Aj Willingham, CNN, "This is what friends are for," 14 Mar. 2020 The 5,000-square-foot restaurant in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station is a clamorous, industrial space, swallowing up the noise of young ones. Los Angeles Times, "11 excellent kid-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles," 5 Feb. 2020 Their research is leading the biotechnology industry toward treatments that could reverse the damage by coaxing synapses to regrow and give people back their normal, clamorous lives. Popular Science, "Hidden hearing loss is hitting people of all ages. Neuroscientists are still debating why.," 21 Jan. 2020 As the world seems to become louder, more clamorous and hotter, my need for a landscape that would get Robert Burns reaching for his quill grows greater. Washington Post, "Exploring the rich grasslands, meadows and wildflowers of Scotland’s Western Isles," 18 Oct. 2019 As the world seems to become louder, more clamorous and hotter, my need for a landscape that would get Robert Burns reaching for his quill grows greater. Adrian Higgins,, "Exploring the wild beauty of Scotland’s Western Isles," 18 Oct. 2019 And yet, to be fair, both players are given their say, and their clamorous voice, in equal measure. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "End Times in “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Marriage Story”," 1 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of clamorous was in the 15th century

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16 May 2020

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“Clamorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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