clair de lune
[klair dl-oon, duh loon]
- 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]
- 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
You've heard the old Frenchman, Clair-de-Lune, speak of sleep-time and sun-time.
"It must have been last night," I said, at length, to Clair-de-Lune.
I did not wonder that old Clair-de-Lune was silent when he looked down upon a scene so grand.
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.
Word Origin and History for clair-de-lune
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper