moonbeam

noun moon·beam \ ˈmün-ˌbēm \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of moonbeam

: a ray of light from the moon

Examples of moonbeam in a Sentence

  1. Moonbeams shone through the leaves of the trees.

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First Known Use of moonbeam

1535

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MOONBEAM Defined for English Language Learners

moonbeam

Definition of moonbeam for English Language Learners

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


MOONBEAM Defined for Kids

moonbeam

noun moon·beam \ ˈmün-ˌbēm \

Definition of moonbeam for Students

: a ray of light from the moon


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