V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a loud uproar from a crowd of people; 2. a great outcry of exclamation or dissatisfaction; 3. figuratively, a popular outcry; 4. a loud or continuous noise of inanimate things

Synonyms: noise, discord, commotion, racket, din, uproar, upheaval, ruckus, outcry

Antonyms: quiet, serenity, tranquility

Tips: The noun clamor is most often used to describe the noisy demands of people. Used as a verb, clamor refers to the act of shouting demands. (i.e: "They are clamoring (shouting, demanding) for justice.") Use clamor as a more sophisticated way of referring to a group of people asking for something.

Usage Examples:

The fourth graders instinctively created a chaotic clamor at the sight of their timid substitute teacher. (ruckus, discord)

It must have been a large protest, as I could hear protestors clamoring from a mile away. (shouting, demanding, making noise) verb

The waitress could barely hear her customers' orders in the clamor of the restaurant. (commotion, din)

Consumers have been clamoring for more fuel efficient cars ever since gas prices began to soar. (demanding, shouting) verb

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