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Clamorous, vociferous, loud: ceasing their c. cry (i. e. their loud barking) Ven. 693. “more c. than a parrot against rain,” As IV, 1, 151. “be c. and leap all civil bounds,” Tw. I, 4, 21. “the herds were strangely c. to the frighted fields,” H4A III, 1, 40. “are you not ashamed with this immodest c. outrage to trouble and disturb the king and us?” H6A IV, 1, 126. “that I am thus encountered with c. demands of date-broke bonds,” Tim. II, 2, 37. “whom I will beat into c. whining,” Lr. II, 2, 25. Denoting, perhaps, the sound of wailing (cf. clamour): “the c. owl that nightly hoots and wonders . . .,” Mids. II, 2, 6. “the sound that tells what hour it is are c. groans,” R2 V, 5, 56.
Used of other sounds than the human voice: with the c. report of war (viz drums and trumpets) “thus I will drown your exclamations,” R3 IV, 4, 152. those c. harbingers of blood and death (viz trumpets), Mcb. V, 6, 10. “kissed her lips with such a c. smack that at the parting all the church did echo,” Shr. III, 2, 180.
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