clangor

noun
clan·gor | \ˈklaŋ-ər also -gər \

Definition of clangor 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a resounding clang or medley of clangs the clangor of hammers

clangor

verb
clangored; clangoring; clangors

Definition of clangor (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make a clangor

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Other Words from clangor

Noun

clangorous \-(g)ə-rəs \ adjective
clangorously adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for clangor

Synonyms: Noun

babel, blare, bluster, cacophony, chatter, clamor, din, discordance, noise, racket, rattle, roar

Antonyms: Noun

quiet, silence, silentness, still, stillness

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Examples of clangor in a Sentence

Noun

the clangor of pots and pans coming from the kitchen as the cooks threw together an impromptu meal the clangor of a battle in the Middle Ages, as steel hit against steel a thousand times

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Smith got to walk heroically through the throng gathered at Independence Hall, ring the Bell to trigger the great national clangor, and be interviewed for the many stories the government’s war propaganda office set up. Stephen Fried, Smithsonian, "How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War," 29 Apr. 2017 Smith got to walk heroically through the throng gathered at Independence Hall, ring the Bell to trigger the great national clangor, and be interviewed for the many stories the government’s war propaganda office set up. Stephen Fried, Smithsonian, "How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War," 29 Apr. 2017 Smith got to walk heroically through the throng gathered at Independence Hall, ring the Bell to trigger the great national clangor, and be interviewed for the many stories the government’s war propaganda office set up. Stephen Fried, Smithsonian, "How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War," 29 Apr. 2017 Smith got to walk heroically through the throng gathered at Independence Hall, ring the Bell to trigger the great national clangor, and be interviewed for the many stories the government’s war propaganda office set up. Stephen Fried, Smithsonian, "How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War," 29 Apr. 2017 Smith got to walk heroically through the throng gathered at Independence Hall, ring the Bell to trigger the great national clangor, and be interviewed for the many stories the government’s war propaganda office set up. Stephen Fried, Smithsonian, "How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War," 29 Apr. 2017 Smith got to walk heroically through the throng gathered at Independence Hall, ring the Bell to trigger the great national clangor, and be interviewed for the many stories the government’s war propaganda office set up. Stephen Fried, Smithsonian, "How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War," 2 May 2017 The melodious clangor of the cimbalom (hammered dulcimer) spiced more than half of the pieces, punctuating the rhapsodic Roma fiddle playing of Sporcl and Yuan-Qing Yu, the splendid Civitas violinist. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago and Czech ensembles infuse Gypsy music with color, vivacity," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of clangor

Noun

1593, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clangor

Noun

Latin clangor, from clangere

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