Meaning of clamor

clam•or

Pronunciation: (klam'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
  2. a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor of the proponents of the law.
  3. popular outcry: The senators could not ignore the clamor against higher taxation.
  4. any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic; the clamor of birds and animals in the zoo.
—v.i.
  1. to make a clamor; raise an outcry.
—v.t.
  1. to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The newspapers clamored him out of office.
  2. to utter noisily: They clamored their demands at the meeting.

clam•or

Pronunciation: (klam'ur), [key]
— v.t. Obs.
  1. to silence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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