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clangor

noun clan·gor \ ˈklaŋ-ər also -gər \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of clangor

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

clangorous

play \-(g)ə-rəs\ adjective

clangorously

adverb

Examples of clangor in a Sentence

  1. the clangor of pots and pans coming from the kitchen as the cooks threw together an impromptu meal

  2. the clangor of a battle in the Middle Ages, as steel hit against steel a thousand times

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Origin and Etymology of clangor

Latin clangor, from clangere


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clangor

verb

Definition of clangor

intransitive verb
: to make a clangor

First Known Use of clangor

1837



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