clair de lune

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

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.

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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Examples from the Web for clair-de-lune

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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