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clair de lune

[klair dl-oon, duh loon] /ˌklɛər dlˈun, də ˈlun/
noun
1.
a pale-green color.
2.
a very pale blue color, tinged with lavender, used as a glaze on Chinese porcelain.
3.
porcelain glazed with this color.
Origin of clair de lune
1875-1880
1875-80; < French: literally, moonlight

Clair de Lune

[klair dl oon, duh loon; French kler duh lyn] /ˌklɛər dl ˈun, də ˈlun; French klɛr də ˈlün/
noun
1.
a work for the piano by Claude Debussy, third movement of the Suite bergamasque.
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  • The Duchess in clair de lune implored her gentleman friend to speak to her roughly, using hedge and highroad talk.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Peach bloom and "clair de lune" are the two very finest self-colours which take precedence even of "sang de bœuf."

    Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker

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