clangor

Clangor is one of those words that means exactly what it sounds like, so you can feel free to describe the noise your brother makes when he's banging on his drums in the basement as a clangor.

The word clangor brings to mind clanking sounds, but it can also be used to mean any kind of resounding, deafening noise, such as the shouting of a crowd. When you instinctively know what a word means just by the way it sounds — like clangor — that's called onomatopoeia.

DEFINITIONS OF: clangor

1

n a loud resonant repeating noise

Synonyms:
clang, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash, crash
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

v make a loud resonant noise

“the alarm clangored throughout the building”
Synonyms:
clangour
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

v make a loud noise

Synonyms:
clang, clangour
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

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clangor
clangour
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