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 In the early 20th century, boys from Bukom organised bare-knuckle brawls on beaches and moonlit streets. The Economist, "Bukom boxers draw on a long fighting tradition," 28 Nov. 2019 White River wardens Mark Lobban and Donald Anderson are taking their boat — appropriately called the Interceptor — up and down the coast under the same moonlit sky. Washington Post, "AP Photos: Night fishing in moonlit sea in eerie silence," 3 Dec. 2019 Backdrops showing a morning sunrise and a starry, moonlit sky further complemented the sentimental lyrics about wayward youth. Chris Payne, Billboard, "Keith Urban Gets Emotional for Stripped-Down 'We Were' Performance at the 2019 CMA Awards," 13 Nov. 2019 White River wardens Mark Lobban and Donald Anderson are taking their boat — appropriately called the Interceptor — up and down the coast under the same moonlit sky. David Goldman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP Photos: Night fishing in moonlit sea in eerie silence," 18 Sep. 2019 Along with gin and tonics, a touch of safari, and moonlit meditations with lions roaring in the distance, this is a means to excavate the mind's inner architecture and rewild our urban outlook. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Biomarkers, Sweat Lodges, and Shamans: Today's Wellness Retreats Go Far Beyond a Detox," 26 Aug. 2019 After all, those were the colors of money. — A hundred feet beneath the bridge, near a clump of cottonwoods that clung to the south shore of the river, Jimmy Shandell sat in the moonlit shadows, smoking dope. Larry Millett, Twin Cities, "From the archives: Murder-on-a-stick: A Pioneer Press serial mystery novel (Chapter 1)," 21 Aug. 2019 That warmth is certainly felt through scenes of summery, winding roads, pink sunsets over the water, and moonlit drives -- as well as through the love connection between the two stars. Kirsten Spruch, Billboard, "Augustine's 'Wishful Thinking' Video Tells a Beautiful and Tragic Love Story: Exclusive," 26 June 2019 His breath, hissing out into the moonlit air, would have fogged the lenses. David Canfield, EW.com, "First Look: The Andromeda Strain is back with a new look for its 50th anniversary," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of moonlit

1817, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jan 2020

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“Moonlit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonlit. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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moonlit

adjective
How to pronounce moonlit (audio)

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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