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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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Examples from the web for clangor
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for clangor

clangour

/ˈklæŋɡə; ˈklæŋə/
noun
1.
a loud resonant often-repeated noise
2.
an uproar
verb
3.
(intransitive) to make or produce a loud resonant noise
Derived Forms
clangorous, adjective
clangorously, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin clangor a noise, from clangere to clang
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Word Origin and History for clangor
n.

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

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