clamored






noun

  1. a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
  2. a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor of the proponents of the law.
  3. popular outcry: The senators could not ignore the clamor against higher taxation.
  4. any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic; the clamor of birds and animals in the zoo.

verb (used without object)

  1. to make a clamor; raise an outcry.

verb (used with object)

  1. to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The newspapers clamored him out of office.
  2. to utter noisily: They clamored their demands at the meeting.

verb (used with object) Obsolete.

  1. to silence.
n.

late 14c., from Old French clamor “call, cry, appeal, outcry” (12c., Modern French clameur), from Latin clamor “a shout, a loud call” (either friendly or hostile), from clamare “to cry out” (see claim (v.)).

v.

late 14c., from clamor (n.). Related: Clamored; clamoring.

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