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 In the aftermath of FX-Hulu’s documentary Framing Britney Spears from The New York Times, the public is reevaluating Justin Timberlake’s ascent to fame, and the reality is crystal clear. Natalie Morin,, "Justin Timberlake Made A Career At The Expense Of Women," 12 Feb. 2021 The details of that morning are crystal clear in Mr. Dimon’s memory. David Benoit, WSJ, "JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon and His Brush With Death: ‘You Don’t Have Time for an Ambulance’," 24 Dec. 2020 The message is crystal clear: Owner Steve Ballmer believes the abrupt, ignominious end squarely falls on Doc. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Clippers needed a new floor general, not a new sideline general," 28 Nov. 2020 The math here is crystal clear: More women in the workforce raises GDP. Joanne Lipman, NBC News, "Joanne Lipman: Bringing women back into the workforce is Biden's greatest opportunity to recharge the economy," 16 Nov. 2020 That notable result was crystal clear in a California ballot measure, called Proposition 22, that cleared the way for more gig work in that state. Star Tribune, "You are on your own financially in America, voters said once again," 7 Nov. 2020 There are a lot of reasons why booking a vacay may not have seemed like a totally terrible idea, the first being that many airlines and travel companies have been making crystal clear waters kind of hard to resist. Courtney Shea,, "What You Need To Know About Canada’s New Travel Restrictions," 1 Feb. 2021 With its 4k picture and quantum dot performance, the crystal clear picture quality of the TCL Series 6 provides a value that is impossible to beat. Nick Morton, USA TODAY, "40 unique and romantic gifts for all types of husbands," 28 Oct. 2020 The gauges in the customizable electronic instrument cluster are crystal clear. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2020 Land Rover Defender challenges Wrangler, Bronco with new looks, tech," 27 Nov. 2020

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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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22 Feb 2021

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“Crystal clear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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