Definition of clamour verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English clamor) verb
    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//
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] (of many people) to shout loudly, especially in a confused way A crowd of reporters clamoured around the car.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin clamor, from clamare ‘cry out’.

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