- clarion call
- clar|i|on call [ˈklæriən ˌko:l US -ˌko:l] n formal[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: clarion type of trumpet (used for battle signals) 1300-1400 Medieval Latin clario, from Latin clarus; CLEAR1]a strong and direct request for people to do something▪ This election is a clarion call for our country to face the challenges ahead.
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clarion call — clarion calls N COUNT A clarion call is a strong and emotional appeal to people to do something. [LITERARY] This is a clarion call for our country to face the challenges of the end of the Cold War … English dictionary
clarion call — ► clarion call a strongly expressed demand for action. Main Entry: ↑clarion … English terms dictionary
clarion call — noun (figurative) A stirring summons (to duty, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑clarion … Useful english dictionary
Clarion call — A clarion call is a powerful request for action or an irresistible mandate. It derives from the cloud of a clarion, a medieval trumpet. It is frequently used in a religious context, and is the name of several missionary Christian groups. It is… … Wikipedia
clarion call — UK [ˈklærɪən ˌkɔːl] / US [ˈklerɪən ˌkɔl] noun [countable] Word forms clarion call : singular clarion call plural clarion calls mainly journalism a direct public request for people to take action … English dictionary
clarion call — noun Appeal, urgent call to action. Our clarion call is Equal Rights for all: Special Privileges to None … Wiktionary
clarion call — a strongly expressed demand for action. → clarion … English new terms dictionary
clarion call — clar|i|on call [ kleriən ,kɔl ] noun count MAINLY JOURNALISM a direct public request for people to take action … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
clarion call — /ˈklæriən kɔl/ (say klareeuhn kawl) noun a rousing call to action … Australian English dictionary
clarion call — noun (C) a strong and direct request for people to do something … Longman dictionary of contemporary English