half-moon

noun
\ ˈhaf-ˌmün How to pronounce half-moon (audio) , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-moon

1 : the moon when half its disk appears illuminated
2 : something shaped like a crescent
3 : the lunule of a fingernail

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half-moon adjective

First Known Use of half-moon

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Half-moon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-moon. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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half-moon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half-moon

: the moon when only half of it can be seen
: something that is shaped like a half-moon

half-moon

noun
\ -ˌmün How to pronounce half-moon (audio) \

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