Definitions

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

  • adjective Making or marked by loud outcry or sustained din.
  • adjective Insistently demanding; importunate. synonym: vociferous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making a clamor or outcry; noisy; vociferous; loud; resounding.
  • Urgent or importunate in complaints or demands.
  • Figuratively, crying out, as for retribution or punishment; heinous; flagrant.

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

  • adjective Speaking and repeating loud words; full of clamor; calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; loud; turbulent.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to clamor.
  • adjective noisy, loud.

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

  • adjective conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

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Examples

  • The legion still persisted in clamorous sedition, when the emperor pronounced, with

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  • Among the clamorous was his old friend and fellow balladeer, Bret Harte.

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  • Among the clamorous was his old friend and fellow balladeer, Bret Harte.

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  • What has made the tension between press and government especially "clamorous" is that people in charge of the Bush White House decided on a strategy for rolling back the national press.

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  • Clinton the elder here withdrew, and had scarcely disappeared when two voices were heard in the hall, in a kind of clamorous remonstrance with each other, which voices were those of Father Magowan and our friend

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  • They have not led him here down from the fabulous hills to this bald alien plain and the clamorous world to kill but simply to teach him to dance

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  • Jack, Chuck's Mexico friend, is an Alaskan whose views towards his host country were much more charitable than those of his companion as expressed at a table where we had joined them for a conversation during a prowl of the malecón, one of those clamorous arteries of commerce which parallel the beaches on oceans and inland lakes alike.

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  • It isn't until you find yourself fighting the clamorous daytime traffic to get to your business meetings that you start having second thoughts.

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  • In June he complained to Robinson that people owed money by the regiment had “grown very clamorous” and might sue if the next appropriation was insufficient and went to pay the troops instead of civilian vendors.

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  • They have not led him here down from the fabulous hills to this bald alien plain and the clamorous world to kill but simply to teach him to dance

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  • CLAMorous. Noisy v. silent as a clam.

    November 26, 2008