What does clamor mean?

Definitions for clamor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clamor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blare, blaring, cacophony, clamor, din(noun)

    a loud harsh or strident noise

  2. clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry(verb)

    loud and persistent outcry from many people

    "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"

  3. clamor, clamour(verb)

    make loud demands

    "he clamored for justice and tolerance"

  4. clamor, clamour(verb)

    utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

    "The delegates clamored their disappointment"

  5. clamor(verb)

    compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring

    "They clamored the mayor into building a new park"


  1. clamor(Noun)

    A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation.

  2. clamor(Noun)

    Any loud and continued noise.

  3. clamor(Noun)

    A continued public expression, often of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry.

  4. clamor(Verb)

    To cry out and/or demand.

    Anyone who tastes our food seems to clamor for more.

  5. clamor(Verb)

    To demand by outcry.

    Thousands of demonstrators clamoring the government's resignation were literally deafening, yet their cries fell in deaf ears

  6. clamor(Verb)

    To become noisy insistently.

    After a confused murmur the audience soon clamored

  7. clamor(Verb)

    To influence by outcry.

    His many supporters successfully clamor his election without a formal vote

  8. clamor(Verb)

    To silence.

  9. Origin: Recorded in English since c. 1385, from clamor (modern clameur), from clamor, from clamo; the sense to silence may have a distinct (unknown) etymology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clamor(noun)

    a great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation

  2. Clamor(noun)

    any loud and continued noise

  3. Clamor(noun)

    a continued expression of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry

  4. Clamor(verb)

    to salute loudly

  5. Clamor(verb)

    to stun with noise

  6. Clamor(verb)

    to utter loudly or repeatedly; to shout

  7. Clamor(verb)

    to utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to complain; to make importunate demands

Anagrams for clamor »

  1. Colmar, molrac


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clamor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clamor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marialbert Barrios:

    There's a clamor for change. This is a broken, thieving government.

  2. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller:

    It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.

  3. Edward Hoagland:

    True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

  5. Richard Olney, a lawyer for the Boston & Maine and Attorney General under Grover Cleveland, advising a railroad president:

    The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.

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Translations for clamor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • صخبArabic
  • врява, глъчка, крещя, шумBulgarian
  • clam, clamorCatalan, Valencian
  • hälistäFinnish
  • vociférerFrench
  • צְעָקָהHebrew
  • gemor, gejoel, lawaai, gekrijs, boegeroep, geroep, gekrijt, geschreeuw, protest, gegil, gedruisDutch
  • шум, шуметь, галдёж, ор, крик, ропот, галдетьRussian

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