clarity

noun
clar·​i·​ty | \ ˈkler-ə-tē How to pronounce clarity (audio) , 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 The following transcript has been edited for clarity and brevity. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "Mystery virus found in Wuhan resembles bat viruses but not SARS, Chinese scientist says," 10 Jan. 2020 Some of the answers were edited for length and clarity. Elizabeth Montgomery, azcentral, "'I can't describe the joy I felt': Nonprofit helps people stay in their homes and Republic readers helped," 8 Jan. 2020 Some answers have been edited for clarity and length. Laraib Hashmi, Houston Chronicle, "Sunday Conversation: Gypsie Hufnagle, volunteer at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, says volunteering is her passion," 7 Jan. 2020 The following transcript has been edited for clarity and length. Diego Mendoza-moyers, ExpressNews.com, "Trinity’s Christine Drennon: Mapping San Antonio’s economic segregation," 30 Dec. 2019 Tiny Victories may be edited for clarity and style. Katherine Zoepf, New York Times, "I Feel Weird Lying About Santa," 4 Dec. 2019 Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length. BostonGlobe.com, "But we also asked you — parents and grandparents, teachers and innocent bystanders — for advice: How have you dealt with rude kids? What secrets do you know that can help the rest of us?," 26 Oct. 2019 This conversation has been lightly edited for clarity and length. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "The web is a disaster—but the person who created it still has hope," 15 Oct. 2019 This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. John Blake, CNN, "Sure, black people can be racist, too," 22 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of clarity was in 1616

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Last Updated

14 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Clarity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clarity. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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More Definitions for clarity

clarity

noun
How to pronounce clarity (audio)

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 How to pronounce clarity (audio) \

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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