Definition of en clair in US English:

en clair

adverb & adjective

  • (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

/ˌän ˈkler/