What Does the Word Root CLAM Mean?

Words with the Root CLAM

In this video, look for the common denominator with words that use the root CLAM. They all have to do with crying our calling out loud.

2 illustrated sentence examples of words with the root CLAM are given for each of the 3 words highlighted.

As each slide appears, take a second to look at the picture and then focus on the reading of the sentence example. Your English vocabulary will grow and you will get a deeper understanding of English words that use the root CLAM.

Here is a transcript of the video . . .

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The word root CLAM means: declare, call out, cry out

Words with the root CLAM include:

  • exclamation
  • clamour
  • proclamation

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Definition: a sudden outcry

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Sentence example: His exclamation certainly got his parent’s attention.

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Sentence example: Here is an example of nail art, showing multicoloured exclamation marks on a black background.

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Definition: noisy shouting, an uproar

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Sentence example: There was quite a clamour outside the university when students protested against new restrictions.

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Sentence example: A crowd clamoured around Australian hardcore band DEEZ NUTS.

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Definition: saying something in public, an official announcement

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Sentence example: Actors play the part of 1916 leaders reading a proclamation during a national hunger strike commemoration in Monaghan town, Ireland.

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Sentence example: On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued his Thanksgiving proclamation, designating for “the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving”, a tradition still followed by presidents of the United States.

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Remember the word root CLAM means to call out, to cry out. Whenever you see this word root look for a connection with declaring, or shouting out.

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