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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There were back up plans for a more distant flyby, but everything is showing up crystal clear. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Horizons Will Spend New Years Exploring Ultima Thule, a Billion Miles Past Pluto," 19 Dec. 2018 There’s a pretty easy 2.5 mile loop trail that that takes you through big sharp rocky peaks, dense forest, walls of azalea and mountain laurel, and over a high-elevation, crystal clear stream. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Asheville, the Arts-Filled City Where Pottery Is Thriving," 23 Nov. 2018 This as this story continues it slowly slide into the abyss as the dirty politics of our time are now giving us a crystal clear example of just how bad things really are. Fox News, "Haley on the New York Times, Kavanaugh and US foreign policy," 20 Sep. 2018 Exactly six people were interviewed, all of whom had previously released statements making their memories (or lack thereof) crystal clear. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The FBI Report Doesn't Clear Kavanaugh. It Just Clears Republicans' Consciences.," 4 Oct. 2018 Clapper makes crystal clear that the FBI was not spying on the Trump campaign. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Donald Trump just keeps misquoting James Clapper on FBI 'spying'," 23 May 2018 In a photo posted by Nathan Finochio, who just so happens to be a teaching pastor at Hillsong, which Bieber regularly attends, Baldwin made her feelings about her fiancé crystal clear. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Baldwin Just Posted a Rare Mushy Instagram Comment About Justin Bieber," 5 Aug. 2018 Expect to find picturesque white sand beaches, a crystal clear, blue ocean and absolutely zero paparazzi thanks to its no fly zone status. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Reportedly on Their First Vacation as a Family of Five," 20 July 2018 Not only did diversity take a front seat in Tuesday's results, something else became crystal clear: Democrats could not have flipped the House blue without women. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Democrats Won Back the House—They Have Women to Thank for That," 7 Nov. 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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