An example of clamor is a group of people shouting.
Clamored for tax reforms.
The representatives clamored their disapproval.
Clamored the mayor into resigning.
An example of clamor is a crowd of people demanding an encore.
A clamor in the press for pollution control.
Origin of clamor
- Middle English clamour from Old French from Latin clāmor shout from clāmāre to cry out kelə-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.