clarion

noun
clar·​i·​on | \ˈkler-ē-ən, ˈkla-rē-\

Definition of clarion 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a medieval trumpet with clear shrill tones

2 : the sound of or as if of a clarion

clarion

adjective

Definition of clarion (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The bold and clarion singing of Ms. Acuña, a Chilean vocalist based in New York, doesn’t line up exactly with the sound of Abbey Lincoln, who addressed spiritual and political matters in a rough, simmering tone. New York Times, "13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018 The noisy buggers will sound their clarion call for three to five minutes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "If you hear a siren blaring in Cobb on Thursday, please don’t panic," 3 July 2018 The noisy buggers will sound their clarion call for three to five minutes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "If you hear a siren blaring in Cobb on Thursday, please don’t panic," 3 July 2018 The noisy buggers will sound their clarion call for three to five minutes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "If you hear a siren blaring in Cobb on Thursday, please don’t panic," 3 July 2018 The noisy buggers will sound their clarion call for three to five minutes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "If you hear a siren blaring in Cobb on Thursday, please don’t panic," 3 July 2018 The noisy buggers will sound their clarion call for three to five minutes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "If you hear a siren blaring in Cobb on Thursday, please don’t panic," 3 July 2018 The noisy buggers will sound their clarion call for three to five minutes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "If you hear a siren blaring in Cobb on Thursday, please don’t panic," 3 July 2018 On the activist left, there is a deep hunger to wean Democrats away from their ties to corporate America, one of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s clarion calls. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of clarion

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clarion

Noun

Middle English, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French clairon, from Medieval Latin clarion-, clario, from Latin clarus

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