Clarion

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a sculptor's interpretation of the clarion

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Etymology

Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin clario (trumpet), from Latin clarus (clear)

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Noun

Clarion (plural Clarions)
  1. (music) A medieval brass instrument, related to the trumpet, or its sound.
    The clarion's call to action has been heard.

Synonyms

  • (musical instrument): claro

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Adjective

Clarion (comparative more Clarion, superlative most Clarion)

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

Thesaurus

English horn, alpenhorn, alphorn, althorn, alto horn, bagpipe, ballad horn, baritone, bass horn, bassoon, bay, beep, bell, blare, blast, blat, block flute, blow, blow a horn, blow the horn, bombard, bourdon, brass choir, brass wind, brass-wind instrument, brasses, bray, bugle, bugle call, bugle horn, call to arms, call-up, carillon, catchword, cello, claribel, clarinet, clarion call, clear, cloudless, concert flute, conscription, cornet, cornet-a-pistons, corno di caccia, cornopean, cromorna, cymbel, diapason, doodle, double-bell euphonium, double-tongue, dulciana, euphonium, exhortation, fife, fine, flute, flute stop, foundation stop, fourniture, gamba, gedeckt, gemshorn, go for broke, gung ho, harmonic flute, helicon, honk, horn, hunting horn, hybrid stop, key trumpet, koppel flute, larigot, levy, lip, lituus, lur, mellophone, melodia, mixture, mobilization, muster, mutation stop, nazard, oboe, octave, ophicleide, orchestral horn, organ stop, peal, piccolo, pipe, pleasant, plein jeu, pocket trumpet, posaune, post horn, principal, quint, quintaten, rainless, rally, rallying cry, rank, ranket, rebel yell, recruitment, reed stop, register, rohr flute, sackbut, saxhorn, saxtuba, serpent, sesquialtera, shawm, shriek, slide trombone, sliphorn, slogan, sound, sound a tattoo, sound taps, sousaphone, spitz flute, squeal, stop, stopped diapason, stopped flute, string diapason, string stop, sunny, sunshiny, tenor tuba, tierce, tongue, toot, tootle, tremolo, triple-tongue, tromba, trombone, trumpet, trumpet call, tuba, tweedle, twelfth, unclouded, unda maris, undarkened, valve trombone, valve trumpet, vibrato, viola, voix celeste, vox angelica, vox humana, war cry, war whoop, watchword, whistle, wind, wind the horn

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