clam|our1 BrE clamor AmE [ˈklæmə US -ər] n [singular, U]
1.) a very loud noise made by a large group of people or animals
He shouted over the rising clamour of voices.
2.) the expression of feelings of anger and shock by a large number of people - used especially in news reports
clamour for
Trouillot disregarded the growing public clamour for her resignation.
>clamorous adj
clamour 2
clamour2 BrE clamor AmE v [I]
1.) [always + adverb/preposition]
to demand something loudly
clamour for
The audience cheered, clamoring for more.
clamour to do sth
All his friends were clamouring to know where he'd been.
2.) to talk or shout loudly
Children clamored excitedly.

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  • clamour — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (BrE) (AmE clamor) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ noisy ▪ growing ▪ public ▪ sudden VERB + CLAMOUR/CLAMOR …   Collocations dictionary

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