from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Clamorous; loud.
  • adjective Demanding attention; pressing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Crying; beseeching.
  • Urgent; calling for prompt attention or relief, etc.; crying: as, a very clamant case.
  • Crying for punishment or vengeance; highly aggravated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Crying earnestly, beseeching clamorously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective urgent
  • adjective Crying earnestly; beseeching clamorously.

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

  • adjective conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
  • adjective demanding attention


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

[Latin clāmāns, clāmant-, present participle of clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

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Latin clamans, present participle of clamo ("yell"). Compare claimant.


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  • "Is that you, Bushrod?" called the clamant, clear voice of the gray ghost.

    Roads of Destiny

  • It may simply be that behind the firmly controlled uninsistence of his lines American ears, grown accustomed to the clamant verse of poets like Robert Sward, who is discussed below, have not yet recognized the concentration of Enright's verse, its nerve, its distilled lack of irrelevancy.

    Our Costume Is a Kiss

  • Ita ergo clamant haec omnia, sanguis fratris, fides matris, destitutio miseri, et miseria destituti. back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Cum tacent, clamant Cicero — By remaining silent, they cry out.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Latin Phrases Law Students Should Know, But Likely Don’t:

  • He lent me several copies of a periodical with the clamant title of The Clarion, which was just taking up a crusade against the accepted religion.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • They are not buildings; for you can scarcely say a thing is built where every measurement is in clamant disproportion with its neighbour.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Now in a world where most of us walk very contentedly in the little lit circle of their own reason, and have to be reminded of what lies without by specious and clamant exceptions — earthquakes, eruptions of

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • To the grown person, cold mutton is cold mutton all the world over; not all the mythology ever invented by man will make it better or worse to him; the broad fact, the clamant reality, of the mutton carries away before it such seductive figments.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • The doom of the Regent and Council shows singularly the total interruption of justice at this calamitous period, even in the most clamant cases of oppression.


  • The pain of my swollen arm kept me awake until the second dawn: to the relief of my overburdened mind, for its body became clamant enough to interrupt my self-questioning when the fire of some such surface injury swept the sluggish nerves.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom


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  • "The lover's death, how regular

    With lifting spring and starker

    Vestiges of the sun that somehow

    Filter in to us before we waken.

    Not yet is there that heat and sober

    Vivisection of more clamant air

    That hands joined in the dark will answer

    After the daily circuits of its glare.

    It is the time of sundering . . ."

    – Hart Crane, "Stark Major"

    April 13, 2008

  • The clamant brethren down below were stirred to new excitement...

    - Harold Frederic, The Damnation of Theron Ware, ch. 15

    August 2, 2008

  • JM makes a clamant claim to a bit of shoosh please.

    February 14, 2011