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  1. an eight-foot flute stop on an organ
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin clāra, feminine of clārus clear + bella, feminine of bellus beautiful
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Historical Examples

  • Clarabella, klar-a-bel′a, n. an organ-stop of a sweet fluty tone.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


  • Clarabella wouldnt let her stay thar another minute, anan I wouldnt neither.

    The Turn of the Tide

    Eleanor H. Porter

  • Mary chose a string of blue beads that Margaret sometimes wore, and Clarabella a pink sash that she found in a trunk.

    The Turn of the Tide

    Eleanor H. Porter

  • They couldnt keep that, course; but Clarabella wrote they want moren one or two blocks from the Alley.

    The Turn of the Tide

    Eleanor H. Porter

  • "You may both have what you like, because you were so kind to my little lost Clarabella," said Mrs. Hen.