clamor

To clamor is to make a demand — LOUDLY. It's usually a group that clamors — like Americans might clamor for comprehensive health care coverage.

The noun clamor is often used specifically to describe a noisy outcry from a group of people, but more generally, the word means any loud, harsh sound. You could describe the clamor of sirens in the night or the clamor of the approaching subway in the tunnel.

Definitions of clamor
1

v utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

“The delegates clamored their disappointment”
Synonyms:
clamour
Type of:
express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize
articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

v make loud demands

“he clamored for justice and tolerance”
Synonyms:
clamour
Type of:
demand
request urgently and forcefully

v compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring

“They clamored the mayor into building a new park”
Synonyms:
clamour
Type of:
compel, obligate, oblige
force somebody to do something

n loud and persistent outcry from many people

“he ignored the clamor of the crowd”
Synonyms:
clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry
Type of:
call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

n a loud, harsh, or strident noise

Synonyms:
blare, blaring, cacophony, clamour, din
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

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