Definition of clarion call in English:

clarion call

phrase

  • A strongly expressed demand or request for action.

    ‘he issued a clarion call to young people to join the Party’
    • ‘The conference, unthinkable a year ago, produced a clarion call for democratic change - one that was all but ignored by Western media.’
    • ‘Public opposition to a conflict remains strong and a clarion call has gone out from anti-war organisations across the world to stage protests from the first day of war.’
    • ‘It should be emphasised that this clarion call comes after many months when the European Central Bank has been preparing the ground for an increase in interest rates.’
    • ‘Kennedy issued his clarion call to mobilize Americans against these threatening prospects.’
    • ‘They spoke on behalf of millions of child labourers in India and gave a clarion call to all countries for eliminating poverty and ensuring education to all irrespective of age and gender.’
    • ‘This is the clarion call for a universal and publicly-funded system of social provision and essential services, of which post-secondary education is one.’
    • ‘Forty years ago, Fanon was issuing a clarion call against imperialism.’
    • ‘He reiterated his clarion call for freeing American politics from the stranglehold of ‘special interest’ money.’
    • ‘So far, his clarion call hasn't entirely fallen on deaf ears.’
    • ‘Instead, leading business and farming figures converged on Harrogate today with a clarion call to beat the crisis and face the future together.’

Pronunciation:

clarion call

/ˈklarɪən kɔːl/