[ ahn kler ]
/ ɑ̃ ˈklɛr /
adverb, adjective French.
(especially of diplomatic messages) in ordinary language; not written or sent in code or cipher.
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Origin of en clair
literally, in clear
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British Dictionary definitions for en clair
/ French (ɑ̃ klɛr) /
in ordinary language; not in cipher
Word Origin for en clair
literally: in clear
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