éclaircissement

noun
éclair·​cis·​se·​ment | \ ā-kler-sēs-(ə-)ˈmäⁿ How to pronounce éclaircissement (audio) \
plural éclaircissements\ ā-​kler-​sēs-​(ə-​)ˈmäⁿ(z) How to pronounce éclaircissement (audio) \

Definition of éclaircissement

: a clearing up of something obscure : enlightenment

First Known Use of éclaircissement

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for éclaircissement

French

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“éclaircissement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9claircissement. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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