clair de lune

noun \ ¦kla(a)rdᵊl¦ün , -ler- \

Definition of clair de lune

plural clair de lunes
1 : a pale blue or green-blue glaze used on porcelain; also : porcelain of this color
2 : a bluish gray that is greener and paler than average dusk (see dusk 3a), lighter than Medici blue, and stronger than puritan gray

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Origin and Etymology of clair de lune

French, literally, moonlight


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