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Clarion definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CLARION, n. A kind of trumpet, whose tube is narrower and its tone more acute and shrill than that of the common trumpet.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: loud and clear; "a clarion call" n
1: a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone v
1: blow the clarion
2: proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French clairon, from Medieval Latin clarion-, clario, from Latin clarus Date: 14th century 1. a medieval trumpet with clear shrill tones 2. the sound of or as if of a clarion II. adjective Date: 1801 brilliantly clear <her clarion top notes>; also loud and clear <a clarion call to action>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 a clear rousing sound. 2 hist. a shrill narrow-tubed war trumpet. 3 an organ-stop with the quality of a clarion. --adj. clear and loud. Etymology: ME f. med.L clario -onis f. L clarus clear

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clarion Clar"i*on, n. [OE. clarioun, OF. clarion, F. clairon, LL. clario, claro; so called from its clear tone, fr. L. clarus clear. See Clear.] A kind of trumpet, whose note is clear and shrill. He sounds his imperial clarion along the whole line of battle. --E. Everett.

Moby Thesaurus

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