clarity

noun
clar·​i·​ty | \ ˈkler-ə-tē, ˈkla-rə-\

Definition of clarity

: the quality or state of being clear : lucidity There is a lack of clarity in many legal documents.

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Examples of clarity in a Sentence

The essays are edited for clarity. There is a lack of clarity in many legal documents. She remembered what happened that day with surprising clarity. I'm looking for greater clarity about what is expected of our students. The clarity of the photographs was amazing. The DVD has excellent clarity of sound. the clarity of the lake's water The vitamin is believed to improve skin clarity.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Vocals and other high-mids are presented with good clarity, and bass is still present on most tracks thanks to the pair of passive radiators on the back of the speakers. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the home and home office," 19 Nov. 2018 Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "Why we’re in a golden age of novelty food items and bizarre flavors," 21 Dec. 2018 What follows is a transcript, edited for length and clarity. Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times, "Q&A with Bob Woodward: Trump’s gambling presidency is ‘a national emergency’," 27 Nov. 2018 Some of these answers have been lightly edited for length and clarity. Iman Hariri-kia, Teen Vogue, "Teens' Biggest Sex Questions Answered By Their Peers," 13 Nov. 2018 This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity. Perrie Samotin, Glamour, "The Thing I'll Miss Most About Sharp Objects? Amy Adams' Hair," 26 Aug. 2018 Our conversation, which has been condensed and edited for clarity, follows. Rachel Withers, Vox, "George H.W. Bush was a champion for people with disabilities," 2 Dec. 2018 Our antihero adores mocking the moral clarity, earnestness and predictable stunts of his distant cousins. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Snarky as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint," 17 May 2018 Lear’s parrots, for all their exoticism, strike a distinctly English note, and are almost like Regency political cartoons in their airy, bright-colored clarity. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Sense Beneath Edward Lear’s Nonsense," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of clarity

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clarity

Middle English clarite, from Latin claritat-, claritas, from clarus — see clarify

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clarity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clarity

: the quality of being easily understood

: the quality of being expressed, remembered, understood, etc., in a very exact way

: the quality of being easily seen or heard

clarity

noun
clar·​i·​ty | \ ˈkler-ə-tē \

Kids Definition of clarity

: clear quality or state the clarity of the water You can adjust the picture for greater clarity. She remembered her dream with clarity.

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