éclaircissement

noun

éclair·​cis·​se·​ment ā-kler-sēs-(ə-)ˈmäⁿ How to pronounce éclaircissement (audio)
plural éclaircissements ā-kler-sēs-(ə-)ˈmäⁿ(z) How to pronounce éclaircissement (audio)
: a clearing up of something obscure : enlightenment

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of éclaircissement was in 1667

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Cite this Entry

“éclaircissement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9claircissement. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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