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Related to clamor: indubitably, impinge


1. A loud noise or outcry; a hubbub. See Synonyms at noise.
2. A vehement expression of discontent or protest: a clamor in the press for pollution control.
v. clam·ored, clam·or·ing, clam·ors
1. To make a loud sustained noise or outcry.
2. To make insistent demands or complaints: clamored for tax reforms.
1. To exclaim insistently and noisily: The representatives clamored their disapproval.
2. To influence or force by clamoring: clamored the mayor into resigning.

[Middle English clamour, from Old French, from Latin clāmor, shout, from clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

clam′or·er n.


(ˈklæm ər)

1. a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people.
2. a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor against higher taxation.
3. any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic.
4. to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
5. to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The press clamored him out of office.
6. to utter noisily: They clamored their demands.
Also, esp. Brit.,clam′our.
[1350–1400; < Middle French clamour < Latin clāmor <clām(āre) to shout (compare claim)]
syn: See noise.


Past participle: clamored
Gerund: clamoring

I clamor
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Present Continuous
I am clamoring
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Present Perfect
I have clamored
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Past Continuous
I was clamoring
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Past Perfect
I had clamored
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I will clamor
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Future Perfect
I will have clamored
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Future Continuous
I will be clamoring
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clamoring
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clamoring
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clamoring
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I would clamor
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Past Conditional
I would have clamored
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clamor - a loud harsh or strident noiseclamor - a loud harsh or strident noise  
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.clamor - loud and persistent outcry from many people; "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
Verb1.clamor - make loud demands; "he clamored for justice and tolerance"
demand - request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
2.clamor - utter or proclaim insistently and noisily; "The delegates clamored their disappointment"
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
3.clamor - compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring; "They clamored the mayor into building a new park"
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"


1. Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
2. Offensively loud and insistent utterances, especially of disapproval:
Idiom: hue and cry.
3. A loud, deep, prolonged sound:
To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:


(American) clamor (ˈklӕmə) noun
(a) loud uproar.
(especially of a crowd demanding something) to make such an uproar etc. They're all clamouring to get their money back.
ˈclamorous adjective
References in classic literature ?
The Delawares, who had believed their enemy dead, uttered their exclamation of surprise, and were following with speed and clamor, like hounds in open view of the deer, when a shrill and peculiar cry from the scout instantly changed their purpose, and recalled them to the summit of the hill.
Just after dark that day, when one watch had retired below, a clamor was heard in the forecastle; and the two trembling traitors running up, besieged the cabin door, saying they durst not consort with the crew.
And the children shout and the babies yell, and every one laughs and sings and chatters--while above all the deafening clamor Cousin Marija shouts orders to the musicians.
The clamor and confusion of the battle drew Miss Ophelia and St.
Either he would be angry and disputatious; would ask for proofs; and, finding none forthcoming, would accuse her of alarming him without a cause, to serve her own jealous end of keeping Magdalen out of the house; or he would be seriously startled, would clamor for the protection of the law, and would warn the Bygraves to stand on their defense at the outset.
But drive farr off the barbarous dissonance Of BACCHUS and his Revellers, the Race Of that wilde Rout that tore the THRACIAN Bard In RHODOPE, where Woods and Rocks had Eares To rapture, till the savage clamor dround Both Harp and Voice; nor could the Muse defend Her Son.
There was a clamor of scores of voices, saying: "What matter?
Now that the clamor of this great patent war has died away, it is evident that Bell received no more credit and no more reward than he deserved.
They have been held up to the people in all the exaggerated colors of misrepresentation as the pernicious engines by which their local governments were to be destroyed and their liberties exterminated; as the hideous monster whose devouring jaws would spare neither sex nor age, nor high nor low, nor sacred nor profane; and yet, strange as it may appear, after all this clamor, to those who may not have happened to contemplate them in the same light, it may be affirmed with perfect confidence that the constitutional operation of the intended government would be precisely the same, if these clauses were entirely obliterated, as if they were repeated in every article.
A terrible clamor and an explosion awoke him an hour later.
A word from the leader of the party stilled their clamor, and we proceeded at a trot across the plaza to the entrance of as magnificent an edifice as mortal eye has rested upon.
It resulted, then, from this habit that on the said first Monday of April, 1625, the citizens, on hearing the clamor, and seeing neither the red-and-yellow standard nor the livery of the Duc de Richelieu, rushed toward the hostel of the Jolly Miller.