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 (klăng′ər, klăng′gər)
1. A clang or repeated clanging.
2. A loud racket; a din.
intr.v. clan·gored, clan·gor·ing, clan·gors
To make a clangor.

[Latin, from clangere, to clang.]

clan′gor·ous adj.
clan′gor·ous·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clangorous - having a loud resonant metallic sound; "the clangorous locomotive works"; "a clanging gong"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"


[ˈklæŋgərəs] ADJestrepitoso, estruendoso


adj (liter)hallend
References in classic literature ?
No sooner had these syllables passed my lips, than--as if a shield of brass had indeed, at the moment, fallen heavily upon a floor of silver--I became aware of a distinct, hollow, metallic, and clangorous, yet apparently muffled reverberation.
The air was full of sound, a deafening and confusing con- flict of noises--the clangorous din of the Martians, the crash of falling houses, the thud of trees, fences, sheds flashing into flame, and the crackling and roaring of fire.
The motor-cars that went by northward and southward grew more and more powerful and efficient, whizzed faster and smelt worse, there appeared great clangorous petrol trolleys delivering coal and parcels in the place of vanishing horse-vans, motor-omnibuses ousted the horse-omnibuses, even the Kentish strawberries going Londonward in the night took to machinery and clattered instead of creaking, and became affected in flavour by progress and petrol.
This is a work frequently French-sounding in its harmonies and layering, and Bebbington's reading was richly chorded (despite the shrilly, clangorous instrument) and crisply articulated.
Russia has for years opposed the anti-missile system, asserting that it is aimed at Russian missiles, so the world is attuned to this issue as a Russian-American dispute and Iran's new suppositions strike as clangorous.
Lee's approach is far more lulling than Rzewski's clangorous attack.
The libretto by Paul Schick is more coherent than the music, which nonetheless achieves a fascinating power despite, or perhaps because of, the clangorous percussive sound of intricate gamelan musical lines.
The building's balcony is the one from which, jutting his chin and popping his eyes, he made his clangorous speeches to the multitudes.
English: "English is an outrageous tangle of those [Greco-Latin] derivations and other multifarious linguistic influences, from Yiddish to Shoshone, which has grown up around a gnarly core of chewy, clangorous yawps derived from ancestors who painted themselves blue to frighten their enemies.
These small but clangorous political parties offered an ongoing, systematic critique of what the government was doing.
And despite their sentimentalizing pop-music titles, there was indeed the danger of meeting a clangorous end from cardiac arrest when initially confronted by this discordant melange of techniques, styles, and colors.
Thus themes undergo development, there is a calculated alternation of dominant and tonic keys, and a clangorous affirmation of the composer's authority over his material is achieved (Musical Elaborations 100).