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clamour

verb [I] uk UK ( US clamor)   /ˈklæm.ər/ us    //
to make a loud complaint or demand: The children were all clamouring for attention. [+ to infinitive] She clamours to go home as soon as she gets to school.

clamour

noun [S or U] uk UK ( US clamor)   /ˈklæm.ər/ us    //
a loud complaint about something or a demand for something: After the bombing, there was a public clamour for vengeance. formal loud noise, especially made by people's voices: the clamour of the city a clamour of voices
Translations of “clamour”
in Spanish clamor, griterío…
in French clameur…
in German das Geschrei…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大聲(或吵鬧)地抱怨,大聲地要求…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大声(或吵闹)地抱怨,大声地要求…
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