- The definition of clamor is loud and often unpleasant or chaotic noise.
An example of clamor is a group of people shouting.
- Clamor is defined as to make a loud request or to cry out in protest.
An example of clamor is a crowd of people demanding an encore.
- a loud outcry; uproar
- a vehement, continued expression of the general feeling or of public opinion; loud demand or complaint
- a loud, sustained noise
Origin of clamorMiddle English clamour from Old French from Classical Latin clamor from clamare, to cry out from Indo-European an unverified form kel?- from base an unverified form kel-, to call, yell from source Classical Latin calare, to call out, clarus, clear, Classical Greek kalein, to call, name, Old English hlowan, to low
- A loud noise or outcry; a hubbub. See Synonyms at noise.
- A vehement expression of discontent or protest: a clamor in the press for pollution control.
verbclam·ored, clam·or·ing, clam·ors
- To make a loud sustained noise or outcry.
- To make insistent demands or complaints: clamored for tax reforms.
- To exclaim insistently and noisily: The representatives clamored their disapproval.
- To influence or force by clamoring: clamored the mayor into resigning.
Origin of clamorMiddle English clamour from Old French from Latin clāmor shout from clāmāre to cry out ; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present clamors, present participle clamoring, simple past and past participle clamored)
- (intransitive) To cry out and/or demand.
- Anyone who tastes our food seems to clamor for more.
- To demand by outcry.
- Thousands of demonstrators clamoring the government's resignation were literally deafening, yet their cries fell in deaf ears
- (intransitive) To become noisy insistently.
- After a confused murmur the audience soon clamored
- To influence by outcry.
- His many supporters successfully clamor his election without a formal vote
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.