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[n] loud and persistent outcry from many people; "he ignored the clamor of the crowd"
[n] a loud harsh or strident noise
[v] make loud demands; "he clamored for justice and tolerance"
[v] utter or proclaim insistently and noisily; "The delegates clamored their disappointment"
[v] compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring; "They clamored the mayor into building a new park"

Misc. Definitions

\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. --Shak.
2. Any loud and continued noise. --Addison.
3. A continued expression of dissatisfaction or discontent; a popular outcry. --Macaulay. Syn: Outcry; exclamation; noise; uproar.
\Clam"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clamoring}.]
1. To salute loudly. [R.] The people with a shout Rifted the air, clamoring their god with praise. --Milton .
2. To stun with noise. [R.] --Bacon.
3. To utter loudly or repeatedly; to shout. Clamored their piteous prayer incessantly. --Longfellow. To clamor bells, to repeat the strokes quickly so as to produce a loud clang. --Bp. Warbur?ion.
\Clam"or\, v. i. To utter loud sounds or outcries; to vociferate; to complain; to make importunate demands. The obscure bird Clamored the livelong night. --Shak.

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