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clarion

[ klar-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈklær i ən /
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adjective
clear and shrill: the clarion call of a battle trumpet.
noun
an ancient trumpet with a curved shape.
the sound of this instrument.
any similar sound.
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Origin of clarion

1275–1325; Middle English <Medieval Latin clāriōn- (stem of clāriō) trumpet, equivalent to clār-clear + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for clarion

clarion
/ (ˈklærɪən) /

noun
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
adjective
(prenominal) clear and ringing; inspiringa clarion call to action
verb
to proclaim loudly

Word Origin for clarion

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