clamour

I UK [ˈklæmə(r)] / US [ˈklæmər] noun [singular/uncountable] formal
1) an urgent request for something by a lot of people
clamour for:

There is a growing clamour for a ban on genetically modified foods.

2) a very loud noise made by a lot of people or things, for example when a lot of people are shouting

I couldn't hear anything above the clamour of the crowd.


II UK [ˈklæmə(r)] / US [ˈklæmər] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "clamour":
present tense I/you/we/they clamour he/she/it clamours present participle clamouring past tense clamoured past participle clamoured
1) to say that you want something and must have it
clamour for:

children clamouring for attention

2) formal to make noise by shouting or talking loudly

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • clamour — n. and v. same as {clamor}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clamour — (US clamor) ► NOUN 1) a loud and confused noise. 2) a vehement protest or demand. ► VERB ▪ (of a group) make a clamour. DERIVATIVES clamorous adjective. ORIGIN Latin clamor, from …   English terms dictionary

  • clamour — British English spelling of CLAMOR (Cf. clamor) (q.v.); for spelling, see OR (Cf. or). Related: Clamouring; clamourous …   Etymology dictionary

  • clamour — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (BrE) (AmE clamor) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ noisy ▪ growing ▪ public ▪ sudden VERB + CLAMOUR/CLAMOR …   Collocations dictionary

  • clamour — I n. 1) an insistent; loud; public clamour 2) a clamour against; for (a clamour against new taxes) II v. 1) (d; intr.) to clamour for (to clamour for justice) 2) (E) they were clamouring to see the senator * * * [ klæmə] loud public clamour for… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • clamour — clam|our1 BrE clamor AmE [ˈklæmə US ər] n [singular, U] 1.) a very loud noise made by a large group of people or animals ▪ He shouted over the rising clamour of voices. 2.) the expression of feelings of anger and shock by a large number of people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clamour — [[t]klæ̱mə(r)[/t]] clamours, clamouring, clamoured (in AM, use clamor) 1) VERB If people are clamouring for something, they are demanding it in a noisy or angry way. [JOURNALISM] [V for n] ...competing parties clamouring for the attention of the… …   English dictionary

  • clamour — Clamor Clam or, n. [OF. clamour, clamur, F. clameur, fr. L. clamor, fr. clamare to cry out. See {Claim}.] 1. A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation from many people. Shak. [Also spelled {clamour}.] Syn: clamor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clamour — /ˈklæmə / (say klamuh) noun 1. a loud outcry. 2. a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction. 3. popular outcry. 4. any loud and continued noise. –verb (i) 5. to make a clamour; raise an outcry. –verb (t) 6. to drive, force, put, etc., by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • clamour — n. & v. (US clamor) n. 1 loud or vehement shouting or noise. 2 a protest or complaint; an appeal or demand. v. 1 intr. make a clamour. 2 tr. utter with a clamour. Derivatives: clamorous adj. clamorously adv. clamorousness n. Etymology: ME f. OF f …   Useful english dictionary

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