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moonlight

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noun moon·light \-ˌlīt\

Simple Definition of moonlight

  • : the light of the moon

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of moonlight

  1. :  the light of the moon

Examples of moonlight in a sentence

  1. A figure appeared in the moonlight.



14th Century

First Known Use of moonlight

14th century


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moonlight

verb moon·light

Simple Definition of moonlight

  • : to work at a second job in addition to your regular job

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of moonlight

moonlighted

moonlighting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to hold a second job in addition to a regular one

moonlighter

noun

Examples of moonlight in a sentence

  1. She is a secretary who moonlights as a waitress on weekends.



Origin and Etymology of moonlight

back-formation from moonlighter


First Known Use: 1957

Rhymes with moonlight

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MOONLIGHT Defined for Kids

moonlight

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noun moon·light \ˈmün-ˌlīt\

Definition of moonlight for Students

  1. :  the light of the moon




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