moonless

adjective
moon·​less | \ ˈmün-ləs How to pronounce moonless (audio) \

Definition of moonless

: lacking the light of the moon

Examples of moonless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, cleveland.com, 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 Just a moonless night and a light rain that left their matches wet, forcing them to eat rolled oats with cold water for breakfast. Allison Stockman, The Cut, 20 Oct. 2017 While the Orionids aren't the brightest or most numerous meteors, this year the shower's peak coincides with a mostly moonless morning, making for good viewing. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 20 Oct. 2017 Their functional vision was measured using a test that was essentially an obstacle course navigated by the participants at seven levels of light, from interior office light to a moonless summer night. Susan Scutti, CNN, 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of moonless

1506, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Moonless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonless. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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