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clair-obscure

[klair-uh b-skyoo r] /ˈklɛər əbˈskyʊər/
noun
Also, clare-obscure.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; < French, translation of Italian chiaroscuro chiaroscuro; see clear, obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for clair obscure

clair-obscure

/ˌklɛərəbˈskjʊə/
noun
1.
another word for chiaroscuro
Word Origin
C18: from French, literally: clear-obscure
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