moonscape

noun
moon·scape | \-ˌskāp \

Definition of moonscape 

: the surface of the moon as seen or as depicted also : a landscape resembling this surface

Examples of moonscape in a Sentence

The valley is a desolate moonscape.

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Once a verdant collection of canyons, hillsides and farms, the land is now a barren moonscape. Washington Post, "At Guatemala volcano, time running out for rescue chances," 6 June 2018 The lake bottom looked like something out of one of those aerial photos of World War I’s bombed-to-bits battlefields, a kind of aquatic moonscape pocked by who-knows-how-many shallow craters. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018 Wadi Rum is a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the white and pink colored sands. Jim Berkeley, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Jordan," 5 Oct. 2016 Records show the sand being mined in the 1970s, but no mining or hauling has gone on since March 2013, leaving a moonscape-looking mess with hills of sand everywhere. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "St. Johns water district planning five years of sand-hauling for Lake Norris area residents," 2 July 2018 Once a verdant collection of canyons, hillsides and farms, the area was reduced to a moonscape of ash by the avalanche of fast-moving molten rock, mud, and debris. Mark Stevenson And Sonia Perez D., chicagotribune.com, "At Guatemala volcano, caution as rescue efforts resume," 6 June 2018 Cross borders from Chile overland the Puna to Argentina through high altitude moonscapes, follow a llama-trek caravan over the vast blinding white salt flats and hike myriad- colored mountains, a painter's palette atop picturesque Indian villages. Maita Barrenechea, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to South America," 5 Oct. 2016 Businesses shuttered as owners fled, memories still fresh of Sunday's blast, which left at least 75 people dead and 192 missing, and reduced a once verdant area to a moonscape of ash. Sonia Perez D. And Mark Stevenson, chicagotribune.com, "New evacuations near Guatemala volcano set off panic," 6 June 2018 Businesses shuttered as owners fled, memories still fresh of Sunday’s blast, which left at least 75 people dead and 192 missing, and reduced a once verdant area to a moonscape of ash. USA TODAY, "More flows of debris from Guatemala volcano set off panic," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of moonscape

1907, in the meaning defined above

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moonscape

noun

English Language Learners Definition of moonscape

: the way the surface of the moon looks

: a dry and empty place that looks like the surface of the moon

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