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clair de lune

[klair dl-oon, duh loon] /ˌklɛər dlˈun, də ˈlun/
a pale-green color.
a very pale blue color, tinged with lavender, used as a glaze on Chinese porcelain.
porcelain glazed with this color.
Origin of clair de lune
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/
a work for the piano by Claude Debussy, third movement of the Suite bergamasque. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I did not wonder that old clair-de-lune was silent when he looked down upon a scene so grand.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • You've heard the old Frenchman, clair-de-lune, speak of sleep-time and sun-time.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • "It must have been last night," I said, at length, to clair-de-lune.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • Night and morning clair-de-lune and the little girls found their way up to us with bread and meat and the news that was passing.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
Word Origin and History for clair-de-lune

1877, French, literally "moonlight," also used as "color of moonlight." See clear (adj.) + Luna.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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