moon·​less ˈmün-ləs How to pronounce moonless (audio)
: lacking the light of the moon

Examples of moonless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This spiral-shaped cloud is faintly visible to the naked eye under a clear, moonless sky. David J Eicher, Discover Magazine, 19 May 2020 Look to the southeast and south for that this month—and this week in particular, which will be largely moonless. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 26 June 2022 The sky is clear and moonless, the stars sharp in the black. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Aug. 2021 The top lot was a moonless perpetual calendar customized for former Patek Philippe executive Alan Banbery. Carol Besler, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Prior to the development of artificial lighting, the naked human eye could see up to 6,000 stars on a clear, moonless night. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Know how to maneuver under a moonless sky that merges with the sea and not allow yourself to be intoxicated by the sensation of flying. Martin Dumont, The New York Review of Books, 5 Feb. 2020 This romantic comedy begins on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. Shirley MacFarland,, 26 Jan. 2018 For about two weeks, observers in the Northern Hemisphere will have their best chance to see an ethereal display called the zodiacal lights thanks to a nearly moonless sky in the predawn hours. National Geographic, 1 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1506, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moonless was in 1506

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“Moonless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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