clamour

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin clāmor (a shout, cry), from clāmō (cry out, complain)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clamour (countable and uncountable, plural clamours)

  1. British spelling and Canadian spelling spelling of clamor

Verb[edit]

clamour (third-person singular simple present clamours, present participle clamouring, simple past and past participle clamoured)

  1. Britain and Canada spelling of clamor
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To salute loudly.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To stun with noise.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Counsel
      Let them not come..in a Tribunitious Manner; For that is, to clamour Counsels, not to enforme them.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To repeat the strokes quickly on (bells) so as to produce a loud clang.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman clamour, from an earlier clamur, from Latin clamor

Noun[edit]

clamour (plural clamours)

  1. shout; cry; clamor

Synonyms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

clamour f (oblique plural clamours, nominative singular clamour, nominative plural clamours)

  1. Late Anglo-Norman spelling of clamur
    querele oie ne pleinte ne clamour