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 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 But the Warriors and their fans feed off those 30-foot moonbeams, low percentage for anybody but Steph. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Kevin Durant and the Dagger That Foreshadowed the Broom," 12 June 2018 Behind the blockbuster contracts, 40-point quarters and moonbeam threes, there is drudgery to what the Rockets do. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Space City: How Faith Fuels the Rockets' Explosive Offense," 1 May 2018 Silver horses ran down moonbeams in your dark eyes. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: If you want to see the world, he has just the advice you need!," 30 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of moonbeam

1535, in the meaning defined above

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5 Dec 2019

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“Moonbeam.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonbeam. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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More Definitions for moonbeam

moonbeam

noun
How to pronounce moonbeam (audio)

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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