clarion
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈklæɹiən/
Noun

clarion (plural clarions)

  1. (historical, musical instrument) A medieval brass instrument, related to the trumpet, or its sound.
    Synonyms: claro
    The clarion's call to action has been heard.
  2. (heraldiccharge) A different type of musical instrument resembling an organ.
Translations Verb

clarion (clarions, present participle clarioning; past and past participle clarioned)

  1. (intransitive) To sound a clarion trumpet-like instrument.
  2. (figurative) To make a similar sound to the instrument.
    • 1946, Rebecca Rogers, They Ask for Bread (page 16)
      His deep voice clarioned the words and he paused, hearing them whisper away into their last faint echoes in the organ loft.

Clarion
Proper noun
  1. An unincorporated community in Bureau County, Illinois.
  2. A city/county seat in Wright County, Iowa.
  3. A borough/county seat in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
  4. A ghost town in Sanpete County, Utah.
  5. A river in Pennsylvania, a tributary of the Allegheny River.



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