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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clamoring - 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"
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