[ klar-ee-uh n ]
/ ˈklær i ən /


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

1275–1325; Middle English < Medieval Latin clāriōn- (stem of clāriō) trumpet, equivalent to clār- clear + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for clarion

/ (ˈklærɪən) /


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 for clarion

C14: from Medieval Latin clāriō trumpet, from Latin clārus clear
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