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. noun
    a loud resonant repeating noise
    synonyms: clang, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash, crash
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    type of:
    noise
    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
  2. verb
    make a loud resonant noise
    “the alarm clangored throughout the building”
    synonyms: clangour
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  3. verb
    make a loud noise
    synonyms: clang, clangour
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
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