clamor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v clamor make loud demands "he clamored for justice and tolerance"
    • v clamor utter or proclaim insistently and noisily "The delegates clamored their disappointment"
    • v clamor compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring "They clamored the mayor into building a new park"
    • n clamor loud and persistent outcry from many people "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
    • n clamor a loud harsh or strident noise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clamor A continued expression of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry.
    • Clamor A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation from many people.
    • Clamor Any loud and continued noise.
    • Clamor to dispute in a loud voice.
    • Clamor To salute loudly. "The people with a shout
      Rifted the air, clamoring their god with praise."
    • Clamor To stun with noise.
    • v. i Clamor To utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to talk in a loud voice; to complain; to make importunate demands. "The obscure bird Clamored the livelong night."
    • Clamor To utter loudly or repeatedly; to shout. "Clamored their piteous prayer incessantly.""To clamor bells, to repeat the strokes quickly so as to produce a loud clang."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clamor A great outcry; vociferation; exclamation made by a loud voice continued or repeated, or by a multitude of voices.
    • n clamor Any loud and continued noise.
    • n clamor Figuratively, loud complaint or urgent demand; an expression of strong dissatisfaction or desire.
    • n clamor Synonyms Hubbub, uproar, noise, din, ado.
    • clamor To utter in a loud voice; shout.
    • clamor To make a great noise with; cause to sound loudly or tumultuously: used in an inverted sense in the following passage.
    • clamor To stun with noise; salute with noise.
    • clamor To utter loud sounds or outcries; vociferate.
    • clamor To make importunate complaints or demands: as, to clamor for admittance.
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “He took the bride about the neck and kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack that at the parting all the church did echo.”
  • J. August Strindberg
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    “People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life -- to learn something is a joy to me.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.”
  • H. L. Mencken
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    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed [and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety] by an endless series of hobgoblins.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. clamour, clamur, F. clameur, fr. L. clamor, fr. clamare, to cry out. See Claim

Usage

In literature:

R. Et clamor meus ad te veniat.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
In the darkness of the haunted room, the thoughts I would have held at bay rushed upon me as clamorous besiegers.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
They began as a faint, confused clamor at the edges of the city.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
Yes, he had sought her that night when the river sang with joyous, immemorial clamor, and the lamp beckoned like a hand.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
The populace became maddened and furious; from all quarters of the town they came, clamoring, demanding your lives.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
The pistol-shot had raised some clamor in the neighborhood.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
The boys were dragged inside, and clamored at by a dozen indignant voices.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Now they had dozens clamoring for every quarter-section.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The young men clamored for this decision of the question.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
They clamor continually for more, as long as the party will give any thing.
"Rollo in Naples" by Jacob Abbott
Thou hearest the clamor of the waves.
"Mr. Faust" by Arthur Davison Ficke
The Flemish weavers had arisen, and a mercantile class had clamored for new privileges.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Virginia slept fitfully, waking often to listen to the clamor of the storm, then falling into troubled dreams.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Mrs. Makebelieve took her daughter's head in her hands and kissed her until the twins butted them apart clamoring for caresses.
"Mary, Mary" by James Stephens
Even now it brought the clamoring memories of that far distant time back to him, fresh and vivid.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
The clamor of the storm was too deafening.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
None of the clamor of London reached them.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
These words were mixed with reproaches, and with them they made a mighty clamor.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
He had only cared for the bulls, for the clamor of the people, and the wild excitement of the arena.
"The Pretty Sister Of José 1889" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Within the conclave, the tumult, if less loud and clamorous, was hardly less general.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
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In poetry:

Northward over Drontheim,
Flew the clamorous sea-gulls,
Sang the lark and linnet
From the meadows green;
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVI. -- Queen Thuri And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For it has hammered loud enough,
Clamored enough, when all is said:
Only its quiet part shall live
When I am dead.
"I Shall Be Loved As Quiet Things" by Karle Wilson Baker
How hushed the hiss of party hate,
The clamor of the throng!
How old, harsh voices of debate
Flow into rhythmic song!
"My Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Who are the men that clamor most
Against the war, its cause and cost,
And who Jeff Davis sometimes toast?
The Copperheads.
"The Copperheads" by Anonymous Americas
Death reached out three crooked claws
To still my clamoring pain.
I wheeled about, and Life's gray jaws
Grinned once again.
"Rescue" by Jean Starr Untermeyer
Something for grandfathers to tell
Boys who clamor and climb.
And were you there, and did you ride
With the men of that old time.
"Sequel Of Appomattox" by Donald Grady Davidson

In news:

Consumers are clamoring for the iPhone 5, but it's not necessarily the phone's rumored 4G LTE connectivity that many are after, according to a new survey from investment firm Piper Jaffray.
A Rising Clamor for Compassion.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (AP) — Fans clamoring for the video game "BioShock Infinite ," the highly anticipated spiritual successor to the legendary "BioShock," will have to wait a bit longer, but it should be worth the wait.
Fans clamoring for the video game "BioShock Infinite ," the highly anticipated spiritual successor to the landmark "BioShock," will have to wait a bit longer, but it should be worth the wait.
The recent clamoring over Afghan insurgents ' decision to engage in "talks" with the Afghan government has obscured some rather important distinctions between who is talking and what the prospects are for those talks.
Have you been clamoring for the life story of Taylor Swift.
Did you know that reputable manufacturers are clamoring to get their products into your hands year-round.
The MTV Cribs peeps are probably not clamoring to see this tale of British retirees seeking a retirement haven in India.
Her voice cut through the clamor of Broadway but attracted no customers as she made her way south through the teeming crowd, bouncing her basket on her hip.
There is, however, one thing millennials are clamoring to own: their own business.
Local companies and institutions are clamoring to meet a burning need for IT products that can help health care providers cut costs and improve care.
According to the company, more than 90% of its customers clamored for The Negotiator 's return after the character (.
We may live in a new age, but we still clamor for old world styling in our homes.
If they have a hot product, customers will clamor for it and pay top dollar.
Park Avenue may be one of the most recognizable stretches of real estate in the world, and some Upper East Side residents are clamoring to keep it that way.
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In science:

Getting rid of gatekeeping means giving more importance to content, which should have been our guiding value, but was instead lost in the clamor for more and more publications.
True Peer Review
More important, these lifting results clamor for generalization.
Variations on a theorem of Tate
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