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moonlight

noun moon·light \ -ˌlīt \

Definition of moonlight

:the light of the moon

Examples of moonlight in a Sentence

  1. A figure appeared in the moonlight.

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First Known Use of moonlight

14th century


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moonlight

verb

Definition of moonlight

moonlighted; moonlighting
intransitive verb
:to hold a second job in addition to a regular one

moonlighter

noun

Examples of moonlight in a Sentence

  1. She is a secretary who moonlights as a waitress on weekends.

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Origin and Etymology of moonlight

back-formation from moonlighter



MOONLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

moonlight

noun

Definition of moonlight for English Language Learners

  • : the light of the moon


moonlight

verb

Definition of moonlight for English Language Learners

  • : to work at a second job in addition to your regular job


MOONLIGHT Defined for Kids

moonlight

noun moon·light \ ˈmün-ˌlīt \

Definition of moonlight for Students

:the light of the moon


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