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clangor

[klang-er, klang-ger] /ˈklæŋ ər, ˈklæŋ gər/
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
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin: loud sound, noise, equivalent to clang(ere) to clang + -or -or1
Related forms
clangorous, adjective
clangorously, adverb
Usage note
See -our.
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clangor

n.

1590s, from Latin clangor "sound of trumpets (Virgil), birds (Ovid), etc.," from clangere "to clang," echoic (cf. clang).

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