clangorous

clangor

[klang-er, klang-ger]
noun
1.
a loud, resonant sound; clang.
2.
clamorous noise.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a clangor; clang.
Also, especially British, clangour.


Origin:
1585–95; < Latin: loud sound, noise, equivalent to clang(ere) to clang + -or -or1

clangorous, adjective
clangorously, adverb


See -our.
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clangour or clangor (ˈklæŋɡə, ˈklæŋə, ˈklæŋɡə, ˈklæŋə)
 
n
1.  a loud resonant often-repeated noise
2.  an uproar
 
vb
3.  (intr) to make or produce a loud resonant noise
 
[C16: from Latin clangor a noise, from clangere to clang]
 
clangor or clangor
 
n
 
vb
 
[C16: from Latin clangor a noise, from clangere to clang]
 
'clangorous or clangor
 
adj
 
'clangorously or clangor
 
adv

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clangor
1590s, from L. clangor "sound of trumpets (Vergil), birds (Ovid), etc.," from clangere "to clang," echoic.
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