crystal clear


Definition of crystal clear

: perfectly or transparently clear crystal clear water her directions were crystal clear

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Examples of crystal clear in a Sentence

“Was my request clear?” “Yes, crystal clear.” Eventually it became crystal clear that something had to change.
Recent Examples on the Web Considering Kloss' family’s ties to Trump, making her voting intentions crystal clear is quite a big move for the model. Mekita Rivas,, "Karlie Kloss, Ivanka’s Sister-In-Law, Will Not Vote For Trump," 17 Jan. 2020 The results were crystal clear and deeply depressing. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "The Meat-Lover’s Guide to Eating Less Meat," 31 Dec. 2019 The audio was slightly muffled, but Beetz’s spirit shines through crystal clear. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, "Why Zazie Beetz Prefers When Her Hair Looks "Undone"," 15 Jan. 2020 As a result, no one has a crystal clear picture of where testing is happening, or how the tech is developing overall. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Feds Are Content to Let Cars Drive, and Regulate, Themselves," 9 Jan. 2020 The president has been crystal clear no quid pro quo’s of any kind. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Republicans to push for censure of Schiff in probe," 20 Oct. 2019 For more than 30 years the science has been crystal clear. CBS News, "Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year," 11 Dec. 2019 The discussion around Tru’s mental illness and learning to live with it are crystal clear. Jerald Pierce,, "Review: As a musical about mental illness, ‘Tru’ at Stage 773 falls short," 15 Nov. 2019 There aren't always going to be crystal clear windows. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: If Colts are going back to playoffs, Jacoby Brissett can’t play like a backup," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of crystal clear

circa 1528, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crystal clear was circa 1528

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8 Feb 2020

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“Crystal clear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crystal clear

: perfectly clear : able to be seen through completely
: perfectly easy to understand

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