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[klam-er-uh s] /ˈklæm ər əs/
full of, marked by, or of the nature of clamor.
vigorous in demands or complaints.
Origin of clamorous
1375-1425; late Middle English. See clamor1, -ous
Related forms
clamorously, adverb
clamorousness, noun
nonclamorous, adjective
nonclamorously, adverb
unclamorous, adjective
unclamorously, adverb
unclamorousness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for clamorous
  • They are a big reason people forsake the city's clamorous pleasures.
  • clamorous public events and private individual actions, equally, are muffled by memory.
  • Giddy, clamorous children make the crowds part as they dash by, all braids and knees and laughter.
  • She's less poignant or tragic than merely clamorous and bothersome.
  • To judge from the clamorous audience reaction, dance will be back at the festival.
  • Take a break from the clamorous rat race of modern life.
  • The narrow streets are clamorous, dusty, claustrophobic.
  • In my imagination, simple skeletons rose with a clamorous rattle to take on new lives as bones of contention.
  • Jostling rain-crowds, clamorous and vital, struggle in runnels through the afternoon.
  • Breathes fresh:-the huntsman winds his clamorous horn.
Word Origin and History for clamorous

c.1400, from Middle French clamoreux or directly from Medieval Latin clamorosus, from Latin clamor "a shout" (see clamor (n.)). Related: Clamorously; clamorousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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