AskDefine | Define clarion

Dictionary Definition

clarion adj : loud and clear; "a clarion call" n : a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone

Verb

1 blow the clarion
2 proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A medieval wind instrument related to the trumpet.
    The clarions call to action has been heard.

Adjective

clarion
  1. Loud and clear.
    A clarion call to action has been heard.

Extensive Definition

A clarion is a type of trumpet used in the Middle Ages.
"Clarion" may also refer to a number of other things.

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See also

clarion in Danish: Clarion
clarion in German: Clarion
clarion in French: Clarion
clarion in Dutch: Clarion
clarion in Norwegian: Clarion
clarion in Polish: Clarion
clarion in Russian: Кларион
clarion in Volapük: Clarion

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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