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Loud and clear: a clarion call to resistance.
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.]
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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
(prenominal) clear and ringing; inspiring: a clarion call to action.
to proclaim loudly
[C14: from Medieval Latin clāriō trumpet, from Latin clārus clear]
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clar•i•on(ˈklær i ən)
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]
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Past participle: clarioned
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|Noun||1.||clarion - a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone|
|Verb||1.||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|
|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"
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