Clamorous Clam"or*ous, a. [LL. clamorosus, for L. Clamosus: cf. OF. clamoreux.] Speaking and repeating loud words; full of clamor; calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; loud; turbulent. ``My young ones were clamorous for a morning's excursion.'' --Southey. -- {Clam"or*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Clam"or*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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