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Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Definitions for clarion

  1. A kind of trumpet having a clear and shrill note.
  2. The sound of this instrument or a sound similar to it.
  3. Sounding like the clarion; loud and clear.

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Citations for clarion
His voice and laugh, which perpetually re-echoed through the Custom-House, had nothing of the tremulous quaver and cackle of an old man's utterance; they came strutting out of his lungs, like the crow of a cock, or the blast of a clarion. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
Their voices were different; my grandfather's was high and clarion, Freddie's bass was rough, my father's baritone was mellow and expressive, but they blended so naturally that together they sounded like one being. Deborah Weisgall, A Joyful Noise
Origin of clarion
Clarion comes from Medieval Latin clario, clarion-, from Latin clarus, "clear."