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[kleer-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee] /ˈklɪərˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i/
noun, plural clearstories.
Related forms
clearstoried, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for clearstory
  • clearstory windows open mechanically when environmental conditions are conducive.
  • During this time, the clearstory windows on the east and west walls were likely removed and replaced with storefront windows.
  • The clearstory carries a reading of the volume past the line of conditioned interior air.
British Dictionary definitions for clearstory


a variant spelling of clerestory
Derived Forms
clearstoried, adjective


noun (pl) -ries
a row of windows in the upper part of the wall of a church that divides the nave from the aisle, set above the aisle roof
the part of the wall in which these windows are set Compare blindstorey
Derived Forms
clerestoried, clearstoried, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from clear + storey
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