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ˈklær i ənclar·i·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clarion(adj)

    a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone

  2. clarion(verb)

    loud and clear

    "a clarion call"

  3. clarion(verb)

    blow the clarion

  4. clarion(verb)

    proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion


  1. clarion(Noun)

    A medieval brass instrument, related to the trumpet, or its sound.

    The clarion's call to action has been heard.

  2. clarion(Adjective)

    Loud and clear.

    A clarion call to action has been heard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clarion(noun)

    a kind of trumpet, whose note is clear and shrill

  2. Origin: [OE. clarioun, OF. clarion, F. clairon, LL. clario, claro; so called from its clear tone, fr. L. clarus clear. See Clear.]


  1. Clarion

    The clarion, clarichord, clavicord or rest is a rare charge in heraldry of uncertain origin and purpose. In Canadian heraldry, it is the cadency mark of a ninth daughter. It is generally said to represent a musical instrument such as a panpipe, organ or recorder, but does not resemble the trumpet-like clarion known to modern musicians. Alternatively it has been said to represent a "rest", a device used by mediaeval knights to support a lance during jousting. To add to the confusion, "Claricord" is now the brand name of an adjustable neckstrap used to support the weight of a clarinet. The use of this word for an instrument resembling a panpipe or clarion horn suggests it was a wind instrument. However, Webster's Dictionary defines it as a string-instrument as follows: 1828 edition: CLARICHORD, n. A musical instrument in form of a spinet, called also manichord. It has forty nine or fifty stops or keys, and seventy strings; some of the latter being in unison. There are several little mortises for passing the jacks, armed with brass hooks, which stop and raise the chords, instead of the feather used in virginals and spinets. The chords are covered with pieces of cloth, which deaden the sound and render it sweeter. Hence it is particularly used by nuns.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clarion

    klar′i-on, n. a kind of trumpet whose note is clear and shrill: the sound of a trumpet, or a sound resembling that of a trumpet.—ns. Clar′inet, Clar′ionet, a wind-instrument, usually of wood, in which the sound is produced by a single thin reed.—The Bass Clarinet is pitched an octave lower than the ordinary clarinet. [Fr. claironclair—L. clarus, clear.]

Anagrams for clarion »

  1. Alicorn, clairon, Locrian

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clarion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clarion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of clarion in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    Junk bonds are signaling with clarion bells: Do not raise interest rates.

  2. Harry Reid:

    The Senate has spoken and has spoken with a clarion voice, the matter is over with. We should move on.

  3. Christiana Figueres:

    This clarion call should guide the world towards a strong and durable universal climate agreement in Paris at the end of this year.

  4. Thomas Osbert Mordaunt:

    Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife, Throughout the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life, Is worth an age without name.

  5. David Inserra:

    When interviewed after Fareed Mumuni arrest, Munther Omar Saleh said that Clarion Project The terror group planned to bomb a location, use a vehicle to run down police officers, and then use their weapons to attack others.

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