crystal clear


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

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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1528, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crystal clear was circa 1528

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“Crystal clear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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