Definition of en clair in English:

en clair

adjective & adverb

  • (especially of a telegram or official message) in ordinary language, rather than in code or cipher.

    ‘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’.

Pronunciation

en clair

/ɒ̃ ˈklɛː/