clarion

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1clar·i·on

noun \ˈkler-ē-ən, ˈkla-rē-\

Definition of CLARION

1
:  a medieval trumpet with clear shrill tones
2
:  the sound of or as if of a clarion

Origin of CLARION

Middle English, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French clairon, from Medieval Latin clarion-, clario, from Latin clarus
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2clarion

adjective

Definition of CLARION

:  brilliantly clear <her clarion top notes>; also :  loud and clear <a clarion call to action>

First Known Use of CLARION

1801

Rhymes with CLARION

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