- 1[intransitive, transitive] (formal) to demand something loudly clamour (for something) People began to clamour for his resignation. clamour to do something Everyone was clamouring to know how much they would get. A great many interest groups were clamouring to be heard. + speech ‘Play with us!’ the children clamoured.
- 2[intransitive] (of many people) to shout loudly, especially in a confused way A crowd of reporters clamoured around the car. Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin clamor, from clamare
BrE BrE//ˈklæmə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clamour
BrE BrE//ˈklæmə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmər//he / she / it clamours
BrE BrE//ˈklæməz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmərz//past simple clamoured
BrE BrE//ˈklæməd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmərd//past participle clamoured
BrE BrE//ˈklæməd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmərd//-ing form clamouring
BrE BrE//ˈklæmərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmərɪŋ//