clangor

noun
clan·​gor | \ ˈklaŋ-ər How to pronounce clangor (audio) 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 \ ˈklaŋ-​(g)ə-​rəs How to pronounce clangor (audio) \ adjective
clangorously adverb

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In France, the nonprofit Bruitparif estimated in a 2019 report that the clangor of roads, trains and planes reduced the lifespan of some residents of the Paris region by three years. Benoit Morenne, WSJ, "Silence Emerges as a Way to Boost Health," 12 Mar. 2021 In its place is a quiet that can allow us once again to think, communicate, solve problems and look ahead without having to first drown out the clangor. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Reporters and media executives give thanks for family, the First Amendment, essential workers, and turkey," 25 Nov. 2020 The trio blasted through the scherzo, a quintessential Ivesian clangor that mashes together a whole sheaf of folk tunes and hymns. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, "JCT Trio stuns in Rockport with superb Ives and Dvorák," 3 July 2019 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

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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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“Clangor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clangor. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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