clangor

[klang-er, klang-ger]
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:
1585–95; < Latin: loud sound, noise, equivalent to clang(ere) to clang + -or -or1

clangorous, adjective
clangorously, adverb


See -our.
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clangour or clangor (ˈklæŋɡə, ˈklæŋə, ˈklæŋɡə, ˈklæŋə)
 
n
1.  a loud resonant often-repeated noise
2.  an uproar
 
vb
3.  (intr) to make or produce a loud resonant noise
 
[C16: from Latin clangor a noise, from clangere to clang]
 
clangor or clangor
 
n
 
vb
 
[C16: from Latin clangor a noise, from clangere to clang]
 
'clangorous or clangor
 
adj
 
'clangorously or clangor
 
adv

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clangor
1590s, from L. clangor "sound of trumpets (Vergil), birds (Ovid), etc.," from clangere "to clang," echoic.
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Example sentences
They plunge the clangor of billions of vermilion trumpets into the crowd outside, and echo in faint rose over the pavement.
Now was heard again the clangor of the music, and the measured tramp of the military escort, issuing from the church-door.
The farmers called out to the panting beasts over the clangor of the huge cowbells around their necks.
Each time, as soon as his parents lost track of him, he slipped away to the gaudy clangor of the penny arcade.
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