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

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 /


a work for the piano by Claude Debussy, third movement of the Suite bergamasque. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019