clamouring

clamor

1 [klam-er]
noun
1.
a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
2.
a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor of the proponents of the law.
3.
popular outcry: The senators could not ignore the clamor against higher taxation.
4.
any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic; the clamor of birds and animals in the zoo.
verb (used without object)
5.
to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
verb (used with object)
6.
to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The newspapers clamored him out of office.
7.
to utter noisily: They clamored their demands at the meeting.
Also, especially British, clamour.


Origin:
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.
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clamor
late 14c., from O.Fr. clamour, from L. clamor "a shout," from clamare "to cry out" (see claim). Related: Clamorous (1520s), clamorously (1530s).
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