Definition of clarion
1 : a medieval trumpet with clear shrill tones
2 : the sound of or as if of a clarion
Recent Examples of clarion from the Web
Platt, who has been inhabiting Evan since the first reading of the show, nearly three years ago, brings to the role a winning vulnerability, a clarion tenor, and an uncanny talent for getting into a character’s skin.
Thoreau’s experiment was a bit less off-the-grid than his famous book Walden; or, Life in the Woods might imply, but his book became a clarion call for anyone inspired to make their lives a bit simpler in an era before Marie Kondo.
Their clarion call is unity, trying to set an example of how recreation’s notoriously fragmented clans can come together with a singular voice.
Rouhani's 57% victory over his opponents in Friday's election was clearly a clarion call from the nation's increasingly young, urbanized and westernized middle class for a recognition of their aspirations for a dramatic break with the past.
Trump’s advisers have previewed the address as a clarion call for the Islamic world to partner against evil.
In 2002, even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg was pulling New York back from the trauma of 9/11, Florida issued an optimistic clarion call, The Rise of the Creative Class, that could almost have been a manual for how New York might rule the world.
The dizzying range of musical talent among this year’s three Pulitzer finalists—from Yun’s eerie precision and Fure’s snarling intensity to Soper’s philosophical exegeses—should be treated not as a victory but as a clarion call.
Remember, the Tomsula intro was not exactly a clarion call of imminent 49ers greatness.
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Origin and Etymology of clarion
Middle English, from Medieval French & Medieval Latin; Medieval French clairon, from Medieval Latin clarion-, clario, from Latin clarus
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of clarion
: brilliantly clear her clarion top notes; also : loud and clear a clarion call to action
First Known Use of clarion
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