moonbeam

noun
moon·​beam | \ ˈmün-ˌbēm How to pronounce moonbeam (audio) \

Definition of moonbeam

: a ray of light from the moon

Examples of moonbeam in a Sentence

Moonbeams shone through the leaves of the trees.
Recent Examples on the Web The barcarole that sentimentally takes Pierrot home back to Bergamo, with a moonbeam for a rudder and a water lily for a boat, gets its sinister, otherworldly wind for its sails from the full quintet up to its eerie tricks. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, "Schoenberg knew. When the world goes mad, send in the clowns," 25 Nov. 2020 Billy Strickland, the executive director of the Alaska School Activities Association, is trying to hold a moonbeam in his hand. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s possibly brief and definitely bizarre high school football season begins Friday," 21 Aug. 2020 Its moonbeam color and scents of pineapple, cedar, sage and wet pavement draw you into the glass. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Clay Pigeon soars high with its new wine releases," 20 June 2020 Turner’s mural shows a large frog, a small monkey, a peacock and a little snake in a jungle at night with the area lit by stars and moonbeams. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Winning student murals grace downtown Deerfield building," 28 Oct. 2019 The sperms are the moonbeams and sunbeams and shadows of every thought, half thought, and follicle of feeling that have attended you since your first breath of hardship. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, "Edna O’Brien Is Still Writing About Women on the Run," 7 Oct. 2019 The tours begin at 7:30 p.m. so paddlers can get comfortable on the water before darkness falls, and last until 10 p.m., giving you plenty of time to soak up some moonbeams. Lindsey J. Smith, SFChronicle.com, "Paragliding, caving, ‘jetovating’: 5 wild activities around Mount Shasta," 7 June 2019 Before his election as Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras promised the Greeks an attractive combination of butterflies, moonbeams, and fairy tales regarding taxes and spending. Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, "Think the U.S. is at odds? Consider Greece.," 26 June 2018 The Greek electorate seemed to like butterflies and moonbeams. Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, "Think the U.S. is at odds? Consider Greece.," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of moonbeam

1535, in the meaning defined above

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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 1 Mar. 2021.

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moonbeam

noun

English Language Learners Definition of moonbeam

: a ray of light from the moon : a beam of moonlight

moonbeam

noun
moon·​beam | \ ˈmün-ˌbēm How to pronounce moonbeam (audio) \

Kids Definition of moonbeam

: a ray of light from the moon

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