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clam•or



Pronunciation: (klam'ur), [key]
n.
1. a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people: the clamor of the crowd at the gates.
2. a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction: the clamor of the proponents of the law.
3. popular outcry: The senators could not ignore the clamor against higher taxation.
4. any loud and continued noise: the clamor of traffic; the clamor of birds and animals in the zoo.

v.i.
to make a clamor; raise an outcry.

v.t.
1. to drive, force, influence, etc., by clamoring: The newspapers clamored him out of office.
2. to utter noisily: They clamored their demands at the meeting. Also, esp. Brit.,clam'our.

clam•or



Pronunciation: (klam'ur), [key]
v.t. Obs.
to silence.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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