moonlit

adjective
moon·​lit | \ ˈmün-ˌlit How to pronounce moonlit (audio) \

Definition of moonlit

: lighted by the moon

Examples of moonlit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The twinkling grid of lights stirs the same primordial awe that comes from watching a starry sky or a moonlit sea. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 13 June 2022 During one full moon, the electricity failed, a common occurrence in the provinces, so the Zilmars gathered in bamboo armchairs outside and sang, strumming guitars underneath the moonlit banana trees. New York Times, 22 May 2022 Twelve of the captive missionaries escaped during a daring overnight caper, eluding their kidnappers and walking for miles over difficult, moonlit terrain with an infant and other children in tow. Fox News, 11 May 2022 In my mind’s eye, an endless, exuberant procession of birds passed high above the sleeping city, dipping in and out of the moonlit clouds, calling to one another from darkness to darkness. Anelise Chen, The Atlantic, 17 May 2022 But the Girl’s house-music interiority reengineered for a moonlit rave on the moors. Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2022 Twelve of the captive missionaries escaped during a daring overnight caper, eluding their kidnappers and walking for miles over difficult, moonlit terrain with an infant and other children in tow. Michael Balsamo And Eric Tucker, Sun Sentinel, 10 May 2022 Late into the night, Bailey steers the boat through hanging sheets of moonlit mist. Julia Rosen, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2022 The werewolf movie may be a horror staple, but the sad reality is that compared with vampires, our furry, fanged friends lag in popularity by a moonlit country mile. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of moonlit

1783, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of moonlit was in 1783

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Last Updated

17 Jun 2022

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“Moonlit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonlit. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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moonlit

adjective
moon·​lit | \ ˈmün-ˌlit How to pronounce moonlit (audio) \

Kids Definition of moonlit

: lighted by the moon

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