Definition of clamour in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈklamə
(US clamor)


[in singular]


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  • 1(Of a group of people) shout loudly and insistently: the surging crowds clamoured for attention
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    • The problem with responding to every group that clamours loudly is that in election year everyone starts to clamour.
    • Who are the mysterious prisoners that clamour insistently at the edges of otherwise benign dreams?
    • It was babbling loudly, clamoring to tell her about every fish swimming in its depths and about any animal that happened to drink its water.
    yell, shout loudly, bay, scream, shriek, roar
  • 1.1Make a vehement protest or demand: scientists are clamouring for a ban on all chlorine substances
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    • Then there's the influence of the incinerator lobby, who are clamouring for an increase in waste burning.
    • Meanwhile, foreign investors are clamoring to get a piece of the newest meat on the market.
    • Several Seahawks fans have been clamoring for a new nickname for the up-and-coming defense.
    demand, call, bay; press, push, lobby


late Middle English: via Old French from Latin clamor, from clamare 'cry out'.

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