Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of clamor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of clamor.
  • v. Alternative spelling of clamor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as clamor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. See clamor, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
  • n. loud and persistent outcry from many people
  • v. make loud demands

Etymologies

From Latin clāmor ("a shout, cry"), from clāmō ("cry out, complain") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Richard rocking with the radium – urgent passion of the night: the huge, desirous swing, the call clamour, the low hiss of retreat.

    Kangaroo

  • In spite of an agreement that would have permitted nine minor professionals to play for Canada in 1970, this body changed its decision to satisfy the clamour from the Russians.

    Sport is Big Business and Hockey is a Sport

  • Flying waterfalls and rolling torrents outdo one another in clamour and confusion;

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • But there was no clamour from the five groups that discussed in earnest undertones the question of "to be or not to be."

    High Albania

  • The impotent malice of those that can but censure, and revile, and clamour, is sometimes more formidable even to wise and good men than one would think.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Gharib’s horsemen fell on those of Jamrkan and slew fifty of them: the rest fled; nor did they cease flying till they reached their tribal camp and raised their voices in clamour; whereupon all who were in the Castle came out to meet them and asked the news.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I recall the clamour and the clapping that came from the science community when a commonality 'bus' was proposed with man-tending for all LEO science missions and the Tug was designed to facilitate access for robotic tending in higher orbits, lifted and deployed from LEO by Shuttle and returned to earth for reuse.

    Candid Comments on the Constellation Program - NASA Watch

  • In public deliberations, therefore, his voice is little heard and less regarded, except upon some particular occasions when his clamour is animated, set on, and supported by his employers, not for his, but their own particular purposes.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • The only sound I heard in all the clamour was the tread of our feet on the cobbles, and the breathing of Richard Byron beside me.

    Madam Will You Talk

  • To counter this, the newspaper claims that the "clamour" for a referendum "was growing last night … after 25,000 more Sun readers signed up to our campaign in just 24 hours."

    Archive 2007-09-01

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