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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. klə-RIS-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Latinate form of CLARICE. This was the name of the title character in a 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson. In the novel Clarissa is a virtuous woman who is tragically exploited by her family and her lover.
VariantsClarice(English) Clarisa(Spanish)
Other Languages & CulturesClarisse(French) Claritia(Late Roman)


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