Definition of éclaircissement in English:

éclaircissement

noun

literary
  • An enlightening explanation of something, typically someone's conduct, that has been hitherto inexplicable.

    • ‘Therefore on the day following the éclaircissement of the butlers' misdeeds, they met in the arbour to plan a new campaign.’
    • ‘In the tenth Eclaircissement of the Recherche de la verité, Malebranche deals with the nature of ideas.’

Origin

French, from éclaircir ‘clear up’, from é (expressing a change of state) + clair (see clear).

Pronunciation

éclaircissement

/āˌklersēsˈmänt/