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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A fact or thing that helps to solve a puzzle or mystery.

Usage examples (35)
  • They put one clue after another together to solve the mystery.
  • "My hunch would be that the clue is the idea of a regulation," said the scholar.
  • Publius, the likes of you calling me classless and without a clue is a compliment.
  • So the 'clue' is in fact the final destination, at least for the croissants tashby ate. for more
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  • The "clew" (part of a sail) is the "clou" (point of interest) in this case, as it is the main "clue" (piece of evidence) that will lead us to a solution.
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