- clear and shrill: the clarion call of a battle trumpet.
- an ancient trumpet with a curved shape.
- the sound of this instrument.
- any similar sound.
Origin of clarion
Examples from the Web for clarion
Let its latest much-praised British stage adaptation be a clarion call for a stint on Broadway.Bring ‘Another Country’ to Broadway: Why a Hit British Classic Needs Its New York Moment
June 2, 2014
The National Front won its first-ever first-place finish nationally and sounded a clarion call across Europe.How Marine Le Pen and France’s Ultra-Right Won the Day
May 26, 2014
This is ground level reporting at its most important, at its most clarion.The Battle with PTSD After the Fighting Stops
October 9, 2013
“We heard of the horns in the hills ringing”—that was how the poets of Rohan evoked the clarion call to action.Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic: ‘The Fall of Arthur’
May 23, 2013
Rhode also serves as a board member of the Islamophobic film production group, Clarion Fund.Islamophobe With Militarist Name Attacks Muslims For Militarist Names
April 12, 2013
Arms and the clarion for the battle, but the song of thanksgiving to the victory!The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
And o'er the farms, "O chanticleer, Your clarion blow; the day is near."Graded Poetry: Second Year
It appeared in the "Clarion" years after Joel was a success in wool.
When they get a newspaper at Cape Prince of Wales what a clarion it will be!Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled
The footman drew from his breast-pocket the copy of the Clarion.Danger! and Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
- a four-foot reed stop of trumpet quality on an organ
- an obsolete, high-pitched, small-bore trumpet
- the sound of such an instrument or any similar sound
- (prenominal) clear and ringing; inspiringa clarion call to action
- to proclaim loudly
Word Origin and History for clarion
"small, high-pitched type of trumpet," early 14c., from Old French clarion "(high-pitched) trumpet, bugle" and directly from Medieval Latin clarionem (nominative clario) "a trumpet," from Latin clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)). Clarion call is attested from 1838.