noun lu·nette \lü-ˈnet\

Definition of LUNETTE

:  something that has the shape of a crescent or half-moon: as
a :  an opening in a vault especially for a window
b :  the surface at the upper part of a wall that is partly surrounded by a vault which the wall intersects and that is often filled by windows or by mural painting
c :  a low crescentic mound (as of sand) formed by the wind
:  the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Origin of LUNETTE

French, from Old French lunete small object shaped like the moon, from lune moon
First Known Use: circa 1639


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