- a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
- a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor of the proponents of the law.
- popular outcry: The senators could not ignore the clamor against higher taxation.
- any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic; the clamor of birds and animals in the zoo.
verb (used without object)
- to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
verb (used with object)
- to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The newspapers clamored him out of office.
- to utter noisily: They clamored their demands at the meeting.
verb (used with object) Obsolete.
- to silence.
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 (v.)).
late 14c., from Clamored; clamoring.(n.). Related: