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 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 Ever since the separation of these kids from their parents, and now the progress about getting them back with their parents, that's the new clarion call. Fox News, "Former agent fires back at calls to abolish ICE," 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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