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 oval bar, illuminated as if by a moonbeam and ringed with metal fringe on top, is the heart of the setting and the source of some serious liquid pleasures, including such revivifying combinations as matcha, Japanese whisky, yuzu and honey syrup. Washington Post, 18 May 2022 Illuminated as if by a moonbeam, the oval bar is the heart of the restaurant, situated on the 11th floor of the Watermark. Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2022 The oval bar, illuminated as if by a moonbeam and ringed with metal fringe on top, is the heart of the setting and the source of some serious liquid pleasures. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 The 55-45 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay has a pale moonbeam color and fine bubbles. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2021 Sean-Paul Schulte said his daughter was his sunshine, and Turner was his moonbeam. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Sep. 2021 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, 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, 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, 20 June 2020 See More

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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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Last Updated

23 May 2022

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“Moonbeam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonbeam. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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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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