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
So please, don't blame an environmentalist clamoring for responsibility.
Think about this while clamoring for a government run health system.
People on any website clamoring about how they disagree because what they see.
Understandable, then, that teachers aren't keen to open their inboxes to the
  clamoring hordes.
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