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clarion

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noun clar·i·on \ˈkler-ē-ən, ˈkla-rē-\

Definition of clarion

  1. 1 :  a medieval trumpet with clear shrill tones

  2. 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


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clarion

adjective clar·i·on

Definition of clarion

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



1801

First Known Use of clarion

1801

Rhymes with clarion



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