clair de lune

noun

¦kla(a)rdᵊl¦ün,
-ler-
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 sense 3a), lighter than Medici blue, and stronger than puritan gray

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, moonlight

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near clair de lune

Cite this Entry

“Clair de lune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clair%20de%20lune. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!