sublunary

adjective sub·lu·na·ry \ ˌsəb-ˈlü-nə-rē , ˈsəb-lu̇-ˌner-ē \
variants: or less commonly sublunar play \ˌsəb-ˈlü-nər also -ˌnär\
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of sublunary

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the terrestrial world
  • dull sublunary lovers
  • —John Donne

Examples of sublunary in a Sentence

  1. like all sublunary things, this misery will one day end

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Origin and Etymology of sublunary

modification of Late Latin sublunaris, from Latin sub- + luna moon — more at lunar


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