Word of the DaySunday, July 21, 2013
\KLANG-er, KLANG-ger\ , noun;
a loud, resonant sound; clang.
to make a clangor; clang.
And in any case they did not sound distant to him, these ringing booming bells; their triumphal clangor was swept along by the wind and seemed to come from somewhere close by...
-- László Krasznahorkai, translated by George Szirtes, Satantango, 1985
And now the melodious clangor of bells from church towers summons their several flocks to the fold.
-- Washington Irving, "A Sunday in London," The Sketch Book, 1819-1820
Clangor entered English from the Latin word of the same spelling which referred to the sound of trumpets, birds, and other loud noises.
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