1 [klam-er]
a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor of the proponents of the law.
popular outcry: The senators could not ignore the clamor against higher taxation.
any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic; the clamor of birds and animals in the zoo.
verb (used without object)
to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
verb (used with object)
to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The newspapers clamored him out of office.
to utter noisily: They clamored their demands at the meeting.
Also, especially British, clamour.

1350–1400; Middle English clamor (< Anglo-French) < Latin, equivalent to clām- (see claim) + -or -or1; Middle English clamour < Middle French < Latin clāmōr- (stem of clāmor)

clamorer, clamorist, noun

1. shouting. 2. vociferation. 4. See noise.

See -our. Unabridged


2 [klam-er]
verb (used with object) Obsolete.
to silence.

1605–15; perhaps spelling variant of clammer, obsolete variant of clamber in sense “to clutch,” hence “reduce to silence” Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. clamour, from L. clamor "a shout," from clamare "to cry out" (see claim). Related: Clamorous (1520s), clamorously (1530s).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
But a s the players burned through those and clamored for more, the name took
  on a different meaning.
The victims of oppression clamored for revenge and demanded speedy prosecution
  of the erstwhile tyrants.
They clamored for permission to fight for a nation that sent many of their
  family members and friends to internment camps.
Perilously, they clamored up steep cliffs to retrieve mere bucketfuls for
  themselves and their struggling animals.
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