More definitions of "clamor":
- (noun): Loud and persistent outcry from many people.
Example: "He ignored the clamor of the crowd"
Synonyms: clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry
- (verb): Compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring.
Example: "They clamored the mayor into building a new park"
- (verb): Utter or proclaim insistently and noisily.
Famous quotes containing the word clamor:
“But one sound always rose above the clamor of busy life and, no matter how much of a tintinnabulation, was never confused and, for a moment lifted everything into an ordered sphere: that of the bells.”
—Johan Huizinga (18721945)
“True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.”
—Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)
“As it grew darker, I was startled by the honking of geese flying low over the woods, like weary travellers getting in late from Southern lakes, and indulging at last in unrestrained complaint and mutual consolation. Standing at my door, I could hear the rush of their wings; when, driving toward my house, they suddenly spied my light, and with hushed clamor wheeled and settled in the pond. So I came in, and shut the door, and passed my first spring night in the woods.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)