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



    (especially US English clamor) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈklæmə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmər//
    [singular, uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1a loud noise especially one that is made by a lot of people or animals the clamour of the market the incessant clamour of monkeys and birds Her head was filled with the clamour of voices calling her name. She could barely make herself heard above the clamour of the rain.
  2. 2clamour (for something) a demand for something made by a lot of people The clamour for her resignation grew louder.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin clamor, from clamare ‘cry out’.

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