from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Clearness; splendor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Clearness; splendor.

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  • noun obsolete clarity; splendour


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Latin claritudo, from clarus clear.


  • I step abroad from my clay house, and become a part of the splendor and claritude and vigor around.

    Memories of Hawthorne


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  • The moonlight falls, a liquid-silver flood,

    Filling the air with rapture sweet and strange;

    Touching to fairy loveliness the wood,

    The flowery lawn, the distant mountain-range,

    The streamlet, shining in its claritude.

    --Rosa Fairfax Costley, 1879, Fantasma, a Fairy Tale in Five parts

    November 25, 2007