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.

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The authors of the JAMA article acknowledged the current uncertainties and that the coming months will provide some clarity on the best path forward. Maggie O'neill, SELF, 5 May 2022 Some asked for clarity on what the opinion would mean. New York Times, 3 May 2022 More clarity on his long-term strategy is expected at FedEx’s June investor meeting. Jena Mcgregor, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Tuesday's meeting could provide clarity on the power struggle atop the Eighth Region. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 2 May 2022 Some cohesion between the two trillion-dollar plus companies could provide clarity on the market outlook. Paul R. La Monica And Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 29 Apr. 2022 Nicolas Roeg film has too many allegorical things on its mind and not enough clarity on how to relay its various points about the desperate need for empathy, especially for the strangers in our midst. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Apr. 2022 Saturday should provide more clarity on what Pryor can do between the tackles and when encountering linebackers in the gaps. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 But the city pushed back the enforcement date to May 2 amid calls for clarity on the rules. J.d. Capelouto, ajc, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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10 May 2022

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“Clarity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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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