moonbeam

noun
moon·​beam | \ˈmün-ˌbēm \

Definition of moonbeam 

: 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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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 A full moon rises, sending moonbeams and ghostly shadows to flicker through the branches. Ken Denmead, WIRED, "Top 10 D&D Modules I Found in Storage This Weekend #3 (GeekDad Wayback Machine)," 24 Dec. 2010

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First Known Use of moonbeam

1535, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of moonbeam

: a ray of light from the moon

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