Definitions

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

  • noun A loud noise or outcry; a hubbub. synonym: noise.
  • noun A vehement expression of discontent or protest.
  • intransitive verb To make a loud sustained noise or outcry.
  • intransitive verb To make insistent demands or complaints.
  • intransitive verb To exclaim insistently and noisily.
  • intransitive verb To influence or force by clamoring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To utter in a loud voice; shout.
  • To make a great noise with; cause to sound loudly or tumultuously: used in an inverted sense in the following passage.
  • To stun with noise; salute with noise.
  • To utter loud sounds or outcries; vociferate.
  • To make importunate complaints or demands: as, to clamor for admittance.
  • noun A great outcry; vociferation; exclamation made by a loud voice continued or repeated, or by a multitude of voices.
  • noun Any loud and continued noise.
  • noun Figuratively, loud complaint or urgent demand; an expression of strong dissatisfaction or desire.
  • noun Synonyms Hubbub, uproar, noise, din, ado.

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

  • noun A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation from many people.
  • noun Any loud and continued noise.
  • noun A continued expression of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry.
  • transitive verb rare To salute loudly.
  • transitive verb rare To stun with noise.
  • transitive verb To utter loudly or repeatedly; to shout.
  • intransitive verb To utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to talk in a loud voice; to complain; to make importunate demands.
  • intransitive verb to dispute in a loud voice.

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

  • noun A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation.
  • noun Any loud and continued noise.
  • noun A continued public expression, often of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry.
  • verb intransitive To cry out and/or demand.
  • verb transitive To demand by outcry.
  • verb intransitive To become noisy insistently.
  • verb transitive To influence by outcry.
  • verb obsolete (transitive) To silence.

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

  • verb make loud demands
  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
  • verb utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
  • verb compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring

Etymologies

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

[Middle English clamour, from Old French, from Latin clāmor, shout, from clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Recorded in English since c. 1385, from Old French clamor (modern clameur), from Latin clāmor ("a shout, cry"), from clāmō ("cry out, complain"); the sense to silence may have a distinct (unknown) etymology.

Examples

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  • See clamour.

    July 11, 2008

  • And clammer.

    July 11, 2008

  • It never ends!

    July 11, 2008

  • Molly can't resist a good bivalve pun.

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