moonbeam

noun

moon·​beam ˈmün-ˌbēm How to pronounce moonbeam (audio)
: a ray of light from the moon

Examples of moonbeam in a Sentence

Moonbeams shone through the leaves of the trees.
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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moonbeam was in 1535

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“Moonbeam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonbeam. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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moonbeam

noun
moon·​beam ˈmün-ˌbēm How to pronounce moonbeam (audio)
: a ray of light from the moon

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