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clair de lune

[ klair dl-oon, duh -loon ]
/ ˌklɛər dlˈun, də ˈlun /
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noun

a pale-green color.
a very pale blue color, tinged with lavender, used as a glaze on Chinese porcelain.
porcelain glazed with this color.

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Origin of clair de lune

1875–80; <French: literally, moonlight

Definition for clair de lune (2 of 2)

Clair de Lune
[ klair dl -oon, duh -loon; French kler duh -lyn ]
/ ˌklɛər dl ˈun, də ˈlun; French klɛr də ˈlün /

noun

a work for the piano by Claude Debussy, third movement of the Suite bergamasque.
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