from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Loud and clear: a clarion call to resistance.
- n. Music A medieval trumpet with a shrill clear tone.
- n. Music The sound of this instrument or a sound resembling it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A medieval brass instrument, related to the trumpet, or its sound.
- adj. Loud and clear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of trumpet, whose note is clear and shrill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small high-pitched trumpet.
- n. Hence, any sound resembling that of a clarion; any instrument which utters sounds like those of a clarion.
- n. An organ-stop having pipes with reeds, which give a bright, piercing tone, usually an octave above the key struck.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing common in very early English heraldry, and occasionally used on the continent, supposed to represent a musical wind-instrument.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. blow the clarion
- v. proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
- adj. loud and clear
- n. a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
Middle English clarioun, a clarion, from Old French clarion, from Medieval Latin clāriō, clāriōn-, from Latin clārus, clear; see clear.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin clario ("trumpet"), from Latin clarus ("clear") (Wiktionary)