Definitions

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  • adj. Making a clangor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making a clangor; having a ringing, metallic sound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making or producing clangor; having a hard, metallic, or ringing sound.

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

  • adj. having a loud resonant metallic sound

Etymologies

clangor +‎ -ous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After a clangorous opening flourish, a wispy, airborne figure linked bolder, more earthy ideas.

    Die Walküre; Siegfried; BBC Proms 23, 26 & 27 – review

  • Two of the works, Cage's clangorous First Construction in Metal and Skempton's hypnotic Lento, are relatively well known, but both Cardew's Bun No 1 and Feldman's Piano and Orchestra will be receiving their London premieres.

    This week's new live music

  • I believe I also dropped clangorous hints as the use of Google by which an answer might be procured.

    2010 February 08 « INTERSTELLAR TACTICS

  • The air was full of sound, a deafening and confusing conflict of noises—the clangorous din of the Martians, the crash of falling houses, the thud of trees, fences, sheds flashing into flame, and the crackling and roaring of fire.

    The War of The Worlds

  • The high-keyed chromatic juxtapositions of Picasso's Homme à la pipe of November 7, 1968, bring to mind (if not with paint - chip exactitude, then closely enough) the clangorous combination of poison green, bismuth pink, and icy aquamarine in Pontormo's Deposition of circa 1528 in the Capponi Chapel in Florence.

    The Late Show

  • We should have soared up like clangorous voices, — and here we must trundle as grey – yarn thread – balls.

    Peer Gynt

  • At night, from his hospital bed, he could hear the chanting and gunfire and, on the day the Shah left, the clangorous sounds of a giant celebration.

    The Prize

  • His work is clangorous and bizarre, eccentric and fun, and definitely worth a listen.

    Feeling a bit Bookish? (Music (For Robots))

  • He understands, as some of your more fire-breathing liberals don't, that postpartisanship is smart politics: co-opt the middle, co-opt even some Republicans, and you end up occupying most of the space on the political spectrum and isolating your opponents on their clangorous little fringe.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • But there's no development here, just a string of clangorous action sequences and a fusillade of givens -- Hancock is a bum, he can fly, his strength is limitless, and he creates chaos wherever he goes.

    Smith can't save 'Hancock'

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  • try out this link for a pic

    September 28, 2011

  • This word on its own just sounds noisy, like something had fallen and it made a clangor sound. Although I don't know exactly how this word relates to Outliers , I believe it might have been like a way to describe how the Rostans or the hockey players made clangor (like a huge impact) in their society.

    September 28, 2011

  • I also had a feeling that clangorous had something to do with noise and I was correct as well.

    September 28, 2011

  • I don't remember seeing this anywhere in Outliers, but i love this word! So much fun to say.

    September 28, 2011

  • If you really think about it you can figure out roughly what the definition is because of the clang part of it. The reason I choose your word was because I clicked on it to see if my assumption m=was correct and it was! I thought clangorous had something to do with a loud noise.

    September 28, 2011