clarion call

noun

Definition of clarion call

:a strong request for something to happen usually singular
  • He used his speech to sound a clarion call for affordable health care.
  • the leader's clarion call to action

Word by Word Definitions

clarion play
  1. : a medieval trumpet with clear shrill tones

  2. : the sound of or as if of a clarion

  1. : brilliantly clear

call play
  1. : to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance : shout

  2. : to make a request or demand

  3. : to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. : an act of calling with the voice : shout

  2. : an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

  3. : an instrument used for calling


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