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clar·i·on

 (klăr′ē-ən)
adj.
Loud and clear: a clarion call to resistance.
n. Music
1. A medieval trumpet with a shrill clear tone.
2. The sound of this instrument or a sound resembling it.

[Middle English clarioun, a clarion, from Old French clarion, from Medieval Latin clāriō, clāriōn-, from Latin clārus, clear; see clear.]

clarion

(ˈklærɪən)
n
1. (Instruments) a four-foot reed stop of trumpet quality on an organ
2. (Instruments) an obsolete high-pitched small-bore trumpet
3. the sound of such an instrument or any similar sound
adj
(prenominal) clear and ringing; inspiring: a clarion call to action.
vb
to proclaim loudly
[C14: from Medieval Latin clāriō trumpet, from Latin clārus clear]

clar•i•on

(ˈklær i ən)

adj.
1. clear and shrill: the trumpet's clarion call.
n.
2. an ancient trumpet.
3. the sound of this instrument.
4. any similar sound.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Old French) < Medieval Latin clāriō trumpet = Latin clār(us) clear + -iō -ion]

clarion


Past participle: clarioned
Gerund: clarioning

Imperative
clarion
clarion
Present
I clarion
you clarion
he/she/it clarions
we clarion
you clarion
they clarion
Preterite
I clarioned
you clarioned
he/she/it clarioned
we clarioned
you clarioned
they clarioned
Present Continuous
I am clarioning
you are clarioning
he/she/it is clarioning
we are clarioning
you are clarioning
they are clarioning
Present Perfect
I have clarioned
you have clarioned
he/she/it has clarioned
we have clarioned
you have clarioned
they have clarioned
Past Continuous
I was clarioning
you were clarioning
he/she/it was clarioning
we were clarioning
you were clarioning
they were clarioning
Past Perfect
I had clarioned
you had clarioned
he/she/it had clarioned
we had clarioned
you had clarioned
they had clarioned
Future
I will clarion
you will clarion
he/she/it will clarion
we will clarion
you will clarion
they will clarion
Future Perfect
I will have clarioned
you will have clarioned
he/she/it will have clarioned
we will have clarioned
you will have clarioned
they will have clarioned
Future Continuous
I will be clarioning
you will be clarioning
he/she/it will be clarioning
we will be clarioning
you will be clarioning
they will be clarioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clarioning
you have been clarioning
he/she/it has been clarioning
we have been clarioning
you have been clarioning
they have been clarioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clarioning
you will have been clarioning
he/she/it will have been clarioning
we will have been clarioning
you will have been clarioning
they will have been clarioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clarioning
you had been clarioning
he/she/it had been clarioning
we had been clarioning
you had been clarioning
they had been clarioning
Conditional
I would clarion
you would clarion
he/she/it would clarion
we would clarion
you would clarion
they would clarion
Past Conditional
I would have clarioned
you would have clarioned
he/she/it would have clarioned
we would have clarioned
you would have clarioned
they would have clarioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clarion - a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill toneclarion - a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
Verb1.clarion - blow the clarion
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
music - (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
play - perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
2.clarion - proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
promulgate, exclaim, proclaim - state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"
Adj.1.clarion - loud and clear; "a clarion call"
loud - characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
Translations

clarion

[ˈklærɪən]
A. N(toque m de) trompeta f
B. CPD clarion call Nllamada f fuerte y sonora

clarion

n (liter)Fanfare f; a clarion call for reformein Ruf mnach Reformen; a clarion call to actionein Aufruf mzum Handeln
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On the other hand, Americans will no longer stand for their political class continuing to ignore clarion calls for obvious and necessary reforms.
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