moon·​rise ˈmün-ˌrīz How to pronounce moonrise (audio)
: the rising of the moon above the horizon
: the time of the moon's rising

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It will be best seen at moonrise on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 The best time to see the full moon is when moonrise occurs just before sunset. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 5 May 2022 The paintings in an exhibition at the Montclair Art Museum devoted to the American Romantic are colored by his feeling for the shifting look of a day, from dawn to dusk to moonrise. Lance Esplund, WSJ, 25 Jan. 2023 In Phoenix, moonrise is scheduled around 6:07 p.m. in the northeast on Feb. 5. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 5 May 2022 Keep in mind that the exact timing of the moonrise and sunset will vary depending on your location. Raphael Romero Ruiz, The Arizona Republic, 4 Jan. 2023 Check the exact times of moonrise and moonset for your location. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 According to the Almanac, the Hunter’s moon rises on successive days only about 40 minutes later than the previous day, making the periods of darkness between sunset and moonrise much shorter. Leigh Morgan, al, 9 Oct. 2022 As a result of the smoky haze, sunrise and sunset appeared more like a moonrise and moonset -- with lower contrast and more detail in the sun. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of moonrise was in 1728

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Cite this Entry

“Moonrise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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