Definition of en clair in English:

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en clair

Pronunciation: /ɒ̃ ˈklɛː/

adjective& adverb

(Especially of a telegram or official message) in ordinary language, rather than in code or cipher.
Example sentences
  • Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity.

Origin

French, literally 'in clear'.

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