crystal clear


Definition of crystal clear

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for crystal clear


clear, crystal, crystalline, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid, see-through, transparent


cloudy, opaque

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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.

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Overwater villas stand on stilts above crystal clear turquoise water, while beach villas come with their own private strip of sand and sea. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Baros Maldives," 4 May 2019 The islets are renowned for their crystal clear waters that draw snorkelers and divers from all over the world. Todd Pitman, The Seattle Times, "In quake-hit Indonesia, a challenge to recover the dead," 7 Aug. 2018 The water itself is crystal clear, and soft sands make for nice barefoot walks. Maxwell Williams, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Best Beaches in Los Angeles," 28 Feb. 2018 Some days now my mind is crystal clear, calm like a quiet ocean in the early morning. Alex Daly, Glamour, "This Is What It’s Like to Be Obsessed With Perfection," 13 May 2019 No matter what’s going on, your doctor can help determine the cause of your yellow mucus and get your snot crystal clear again. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Here’s What It Means If You Have Yellow Mucus," 15 Mar. 2019 Pieces of that figure were illustrative, something that was not made crystal clear at the time. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery," 16 Dec. 2018 What was crystal clear to everybody who saw the collection were the currents of inclusivity and positivity that ran through it, with men’s and women’s looks reflecting each other. Giacomo Minazzi, Vogue, "Salvatore Ferragamo Hosts a Famiglia-Style Dinner in Milano," 24 Feb. 2019 If the changes will cause either delays in delivery or added costs, be crystal clear about these implications. Liz Reyer, The Seattle Times, "Work dynamics: How to make decisions when everybody wants to have a say," 31 Aug. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of crystal clear

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

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