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Alternative forms[edit]


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



clamour (countable and uncountable, plural clamours)

  1. British and Canadian spelling of clamor


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

  1. British and Canada spelling of clamor
    • 1738–1741, William Warburton, The Divine Legation of Moses [], volumes (please specify |volume=I, II.1, or II.2), London: [] Fletcher Gyles, [], →OCLC:
      The second argument , against the integrity of the Law from this Omission , has been clamoured by a large Body of Answerers
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To salute loudly.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To stun with noise.
    • 1625, Francis [Bacon], “Of Counsel”, in The Essayes [], 3rd edition, London: [] Iohn Haviland for Hanna Barret, →OCLC:
      Let them not 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]


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


clamour (plural clamours)

  1. shout; cry; clamor


Old French[edit]


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

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