en clair

adverb or adjective

: in plain language
a message sent en clair

Word History


French, in clear

First Known Use

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of en clair was circa 1897

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Cite this Entry

“En clair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20clair. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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