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 Has anyone tried to explain in Pashto that the United States is hoping to get Germany to fall in love with Washington again alongside the moonlit Toba Kakar mountains? Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "Staying in Afghanistan," 19 Feb. 2021 Sign up for an excursion, such as the moonlit shipwreck hike (Nov. 13) or the winter solstice hike (Dec. 21). Washington Post, "Delaware’s new driving trail features Instagram-worthy murals by (mostly) local artists," 6 Nov. 2020 In 2020, the holiday will fall on a Saturday that also happens to be a full moon and the last day of daylight savings time, promising an extra hour to sleep off those moonlit shenanigans. Kate Baggaley, Popular Science, "How to safely celebrate Halloween during COVID-19," 29 Oct. 2020 The moment: Halloween season 2020, a moonlit Friday night. Ted Anthony, chicagotribune.com, "Halloween in 2020: Some fun with death and fear, anyone?," 27 Oct. 2020 The moment: Halloween season 2020, a moonlit Friday night. Ted Anthony, Anchorage Daily News, "Halloween in 2020: Some fun with death and fear, anyone?," 27 Oct. 2020 Take a moonlit stroll with Spirits of Milford Ghost Walks or Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours in Mystic. courant.com, "Community news for the Glastonbury edition," 16 Oct. 2020 The moonlit tour will feature the Hale Staff’s spooky encounters, as featured on the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters. courant.com, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 8 Oct. 2020 The moonlit tour will feature the Hale Staff’s spooky encounters, as featured on the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters. courant.com, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 25 Sep. 2020

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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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1 Mar 2021

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“Moonlit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonlit. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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moonlit

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of moonlit

: lighted by the moon

moonlit

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

Kids Definition of moonlit

: lighted by the moon a moonlit night

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