chiefly British variant of clangor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clangour — (US clangor) ► NOUN ▪ a continuous clanging sound. DERIVATIVES clangorous adjective. ORIGIN Latin clangor, from clangere resound …   English terms dictionary

  • clangour — /ˈklæŋə / (say klanguh), /ˈklæŋgə / (say klangguh) noun 1. a loud, resonant sound, as of pieces of metal struck together or of a trumpet; a clang. 2. clamorous noise. –verb (i) 3. to make a clangour; clang. Also, clangor. {Latin} –clangorous,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • clangour — clan·gour (klăngʹər, klăngʹgər) n. & v. Chiefly British Variant of clangor. * * * …   Universalium

  • clangour — 1. noun A loud, repeating clanging sound; a loud racket; a din. 2. verb To make a clanging sound …   Wiktionary

  • clangour — clang|our clangor [ˈklæŋə US ər] n [U] literary [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: clangere; CLANG] a loud sound that continues for a long time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clangour — clang·our || klæŋgÉ™ n. series of clangs, loud ringing sounds; uproar, racket (also clangor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clangour — [ klaŋgə] (US clangor) noun a continuous clanging sound. Derivatives clangorous adjective clangorously adverb Origin C16: from L. clangor, from clangere resound …   English new terms dictionary

  • clangour — BrE, clangor AmE noun (U) the hard ringing sound that is made when metal is hit …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • clangour — UK [ˈklæŋə(r)] / US [ˈklæŋər] noun [uncountable] literary the noise made when metal is hit …   English dictionary

  • clangour —   n. loud, often repeated noise …   Dictionary of difficult words

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