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clair-de-lune

Clair-de-lune
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klair duh loon]
    • /klɛər də lun/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klair duh loon]
    • /klɛər də lun/

Definition of clair-de-lune word

  • noun clair-de-lune a work for the piano by Claude Debussy, third movement of the Suite bergamasque. 1

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Origin of clair-de-lune

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < French: literally, moonlight

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Parts of speech for Clair-de-lune

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

clair-de-lune popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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