Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Clearness of appearance: the clarity of the mountain air.
  • n. Clearness of thought or style; lucidity: writes with clarity and perception.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state, or measure of being clear, either in appearance, thought or style; lucidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Clearness; brightness; splendor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Clearness; brightness; splendor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of clear water
  • n. free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

Etymologies

Middle English clarite, brightness, from Latin clāritās, clearness, from clārus, clear; see clear.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English claritee, from Old French clarté, from Latin claritas, from clarus ("clear"). (Wiktionary)

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  • When Jake leaped, his trajectory made an arc that framed Grainer for me in weird vividness. ... The image had the remote clarity of a religious icon. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 30, 2012

  • The first inkling of animal clarity was already there, a kind of vicious joy in the power that was to come up through the soles of my feet into my ankles, shins, hips, elbows, shoulders. If I live that long. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 27, 2012

  • "I like you. I really do. You've got the clarity. So many of the fuckers I deal with are just blundering around in a fog." From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 23, 2012