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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klar-ee-uh n]
    • /ˈklær i ən/
    • /ˈklærɪən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klar-ee-uh n]
    • /ˈklær i ən/

Definitions of clarion word

  • noun clarion a four-foot reed stop of trumpet quality on an organ 3
  • noun clarion an obsolete high-pitched small-bore trumpet 3
  • noun clarion the sound of such an instrument or any similar sound 3
  • adjective clarion clear and ringing; inspiring 3
  • verb clarion to proclaim loudly 3
  • noun clarion a trumpet of the Middle Ages producing clear, sharp, shrill tones 3

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Origin of clarion

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English < Medieval Latin clāriōn- (stem of clāriō) trumpet, equivalent to clār- clear + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Clarion


clarion popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for clarion

adj clarion

  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.
  • inspiring — to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: His courage inspired his followers.
  • shrill — high-pitched and piercing in sound quality: a shrill cry.
  • ringing — a ringing sound, as of a bell or bells: the ring of sleigh bells.
  • blaring — to emit a loud, raucous sound: The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.

noun clarion

  • trumpet — Music. any of a family of brass wind instruments with a powerful, penetrating tone, consisting of a tube commonly curved once or twice around on itself and having a cup-shaped mouthpiece at one end and a flaring bell at the other. an organ stop having a tone resembling that of a trumpet. a trumpeter.
  • shophar — shofar.
  • bugle — A bugle is a simple brass musical instrument that looks like a small trumpet. Bugles are often used in the army to announce when activities such as meals are about to begin.
  • hornCape. Cape Horn.

adjective clarion

  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.

Antonyms for clarion

adj clarion

  • low — to utter by or as by lowing.

Top questions with clarion

  • what is the clarion project?
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