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Pronunciation of Clear: Learn how to pronounce Clear in English correctly

Learn how to say Clear correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word clear:

1easy to perceive, understand, or interpret:
clear and precise directions
her handwriting was clear
am I making myself clear?
leaving no doubt; obvious or unambiguous:
it was clear that they were in a trap
a clear case of poisoning
having or feeling no doubt or confusion:
every pupil must be clear about what is expected
2(of a substance) transparent; unclouded:
the clear glass of the French windows
a stream of clear water
free of cloud, mist, or rain:
the day was fine and clear
(of a person’s skin) free from blemishes:
Norma’s clear skin did not need a heavy foundation
(of a colour) pure and intense:
clear blue delphiniums
archaic (of a fire) burning with little smoke:
a bright, clear flame
3free of any obstructions or unwanted objects:
with a clear road ahead he shifted into high gear
I had a clear view in both directions
(of a period of time) free of any appointments or commitments:
the following Saturday, Mattie had a clear day
[predic.] (of a person) free of something undesirable or unpleasant:
after 18 months of treatment he was clear of TB
(of a person’s mind) free of anything that impairs logical thought:
in the morning, with a clear head, she would tackle all her problems
(of a person’s conscience) free of guilt:
I left the house with a clear conscience
4 (clear of) not touching; away from:
the lorry was wedged in the ditch, one wheel clear of the ground
5 [attributive] complete; full:
you must give seven clear days’ notice of the meeting
(of a sum of money) net:
a clear profit of £1,100
6 Phonetics denoting a palatalized form of the sound of the letter l (as in leaf in south-eastern English speech). Often contrasted with dark.
1so as to be out of the way of or away from:
he leapt clear of the car
stand clear, I’ll start the plane up
so as not to be obstructed or cluttered:
the floor had been swept clear of litter
he had time to get clear away
(clear to) chiefly North American all the way to:
you could see clear to the bottom of the lagoon
1make or become clear, in particular:
[with object] remove an obstruction or unwanted item or items from:
the drive had been cleared of snow
Carolyn cleared the table and washed up
[with object] free (land) for cultivation or building by removing vegetation or existing structures:
the embankment was cleared for a new section of line
[with object] cause people to leave (a building or place):
the wardens shouted a warning and cleared the streets
[no object] gradually go away or disappear:
the fever clears in two to four weeks
the mist had cleared away
[no object] become free of cloud or rain:
we’ll go out if the weather clears
[no object] (of a person’s face or expression) assume a happier aspect following confusion or distress:
for a moment, Sam was confused; then his expression cleared
2 [with object] remove (an obstruction or unwanted item) from somewhere:
Karen cleared the dirty plates
park staff cleared away dead trees
(in soccer and other sports) send (the ball) away from the area near one’s goal:
McAllister’s lob was cleared off the line by Kernaghan
[no object]:
Clarke headed towards the net but Nicol cleared
discharge (a debt):
at the moment I’m clearing debts
3 [with object] get past or over (something) safely or without touching it:
the plane rose high enough to clear the trees
she cleared 1.50 metres in the high jump
4 [with object] officially show or declare (someone) to be innocent:
his sport’s ruling body had cleared him of cheating
5 [with object] give official approval or authorization to:
I cleared him to return to his squadron
satisfy the necessary requirements to pass through (customs):
I can help her to clear customs quickly
(with reference to a cheque) pass through a clearing house so that the money goes into the payee’s account:
[no object]:
there were more than sufficient funds in the account for both cheques to clear
[with object]:
the cheque could not be cleared until Monday
6 [with object] earn or gain (an amount of money) as a net profit:
I would hope to clear £50,000 profit from each match



Middle English: from Old French cler, from Latin clarus